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Service FAQs - Northtown Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Fiat

Your Most Popular Service Questions Answered in Tonawanda, NY

How Often Should I Get an Oil Change?

We recommend getting an oil change every 5,000 - 10,000 miles.  Depending on the year, make, and model of your vehicle, oil change intervals can vary.  Please refer to your owner's manual to ensure you are changing your oil according to OEM specifications, please refer to your owner's manual.

Do I Really Need Winter Tires?

Consider your needs as a driver and determine whether driving during inclement weather is a necessity for you.  If it is, winter tires can help improve your traction and stability on icy roads, especially if you drive a front-wheel-drive sedan.  Confer with our service team to determine which winter tires are best for your vehicle, and we can help install them before the heavy snow starts to fall.

When Should I Replace My Car Battery?

Car batteries tend to go bad with age, causing unforeseen electrical issues down the road when you least expect it.  If you know your battery is old, go ahead and get it replaced before anything happens unexpectedly.  To test and see if your current battery is good, our Northtown service team offers free battery checks and can even replace yours if we find out that it's not working properly.

When Should I Get a Tire Rotation?

Rotating your tires at least twice a year is a general rule of thumb for maintaining and maximizing the lifespan of your tires in North Tonawanda.  You can do this at home on jack stands or have our Northtown service team make quick work of the job by scheduling an appointment online.

How Much Air Pressure Should I Put into My Tires?

All tires are different, which is why we recommend referring to your owner's manual for tire pressure information.  If you recently got new tires, you can also look on the outside of the tire itself for the maximum PSI rating, usually printed on the exterior of the tire's rubber sidewall.

What Should I Do When My Check Engine Lights Come On?

One of the biggest nuisances of driving is when your check engine suddenly comes on.  As frustrating as it may be, it's not advised ever to neglect to fix your check engine light.  Even if everything seems to be working properly, we urge customers near Buffalo to schedule a service checkup the day you see your check engine light flashing on the dashboard.

What Happens If I Ignore My Low Tire Pressure Warning Light

The low tire pressure warning light on your dashboard indicates when the system identifies a potential leak.  Not only that but the LTP warning light also alerts you when it's time to refill the tires with fresh air.

How Often Should I Have My Brakes Checked?

Your brakes should be checked periodically to ensure nothing is about to fail.  Your brakes comprise of several operating components that all work in tandem to help bring your vehicle to a complete stop - including your brake pads, rotors, and calipers.  It's important to break down the entire system and check all your braking components the next time you get service.

What's the Point of a Tire Rotation?

The point of a tire rotation is to help evenly spread out the wear and tear of driving everyday amongst all four tires.  This quick and easy process helps promote strong tire performance, safety and saving money on tire service down the road.

Why Does My Vehicle Need a Coolant Flush?

Coolant is the lifeblood of keeping your engine nice and cool.  The longer you drive, your old coolant begins to lose its potency and needs to be replaced.  This helps prevent any rust or dirt from entering the cooling veins in your engine.


Contact Us

Please call or contact our service department online from your home in Lockport, NY, to learn more.  We invite drivers to schedule a service appointment today to take advantage of our ongoing service specials.

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Northtown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT

2020 Niagara Falls Blvd
Directions Tonawanda, NY 14150-5545

  • Sales: (716) 616-3299
  • Service: (716) 923-2105
  • Parts: (716) 693-4500

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  1. Northtown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT

    2020 Niagara Falls Blvd
    Tonawanda, NY 14150-5545

    • Sales: (716) 616-3299
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