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How to Winterize Your Car
Living in Canada, you need to winterize a car to guard against problems as the temperature starts to plunge. The following car care tips will help ensure you don't become stranded or have other problems caused by the weather. To address them items, the service centre at Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will help in every way possible.  Read more > How to Winterize Your Car

Importance of Tire Rotation
You might be wondering if rotating tires is really a necessary part of car servicing. The fact is tire rotation will help you not only get the most out of your vehicle, but will help prevent a variety of problems. For those reasons, the service centre at Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram recommends regular tire rotations.  Read more > Importance of Tire Rotation

Why to Balance and Align Your Tires When You Swap out Your Season Tires?
Nothing is more important than staying safe on the roads during a Canadian winter. If you've experienced one, then you know the driving conditions can be difficult at best. The key to staying safe is proper car maintenance and safe and healthy tires. At Caledon Chrysler, we work closely with our customers to make sure they have seasonally appropriate tires and that those tires are always in the best possible condition. That's why we wanted to talk about the importance of balancing and aligning your tires when you swap out your seasonal tires.   Read more > Why to Balance and Align Your Tires When You Swap out Your Season Tires?

Is Brake Service Necessary
Most people realize that car servicing is a necessary part of life, just like brushing your teeth or doing laundry. Some items are obvious requirements, including oil changes and tire rotations. Brake service, on the other hand, has many car owners wondering if it's necessary at all. At Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we take vehicle maintenance seriously, and want to share our knowledge on this subject.  Read more > Is Brake Service Necessary

Keys to Wheel and Tire Care
There are few parts of a car, pickup or SUV that take as much punishment and are as important to how our vehicle drives as the tires and wheels, which is why regular tire care and wheel care is so important to look of them. It's not just the safety and performance aspects that make looking after our tires so important though, it's also the potential extra cost of not doing so. So, let's take a look at a number of the key elements of tire and wheel care that should be part of your regular car care and car maintenance routine.  Read more > Keys to Wheel and Tire Care

Reasons to Replace Your Drive Belt
Car care doesn't start and end with a periodic auto service, and there are plenty of wear and tear items on vehicles we all know about replacing, such as tires, exhausts and brake pads. But as important as any of them, if not more important, are the drive belts that operate everything from the camshaft to the air conditioning and from the alternator to the water pump. While it might not be a complete disaster if the belt running your air conditioning breaks, some of the others can result in catastrophic failure if they go. So, let's take a look at some of the reasons you may need to replace a drive belt.  Read more > Reasons to Replace Your Drive Belt

Fuel System Maintenance Service
If there's one topic among consumers that seems to cause the most confusion it's Fuel system maintenance service. There are those who claim it's unnecessary while others extol its benefits. The answer lies in the facts.  Read more > Fuel System Maintenance Service

Reasons To Service Your Fluid System
To a surprising degree, the bulk of your vehicle's maintenance is preventative, in other words, services or replacement of parts before they cause a problem. There are two primary areas of preventive maintenance. One is the filters on your vehicle, like air, oil, and fuel, but also cabin air filters. The other is the fluids that are the lifeblood of your vehicle. A modern vehicle simply couldn't exist without these fluid systems. Furthermore, if they're neglected it could cause system failures that can be extremely expensive to repair.  Read more > Reasons To Service Your Fluid System

Reasons You Should Service Transmission
Chrysler introduced its first automatic transmission in 1954. While not the first to the market, the PowerFlite transmission was less complex and more robust than competitors, along a hallmark of Chrysler engineering. If you ever recall seeing an older car with four push buttons on the dashboard to select the gears, it's likely you were looking at a Chrysler-built model from 1956 to 1961.  Read more > Reasons You Should Service Transmission

Steering and Driving Safety
With a few exceptions, largely limited to heavy trucks and specialized vehicles, almost every car, truck, or SUV on the road uses a rack and pinion steering system to point the front tires of the vehicle in the direction you want to head. Rather than trying to explain how the pinion turns against the rack (both are gears) to convert rotational motion into linear motion, imagine this instead. If you've ever ridden or seen video of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway or the Mount Washington Cog Railway you've seen a rack and pinion in action, as that's the system used by the rail cars to climb the steep ascent.  Read more > Steering and Driving Safety

What Does A Cabin Air Filter Do?
Without a Cabin Air Filter thousands of uninvited passengers could be slipping inside your car, truck, or SUV each day. To fight off these dangerous contaminants, there's an area where an owner can help maintain and even improve the protection of their passengers - with a fresh Cabin Air Filter.  Read more > What Does A Cabin Air Filter Do?


What Is That Warning Light
There are a standardized set of 15 warning lamps in every car, truck, or SUV sold in Canada over the last few years. Each has a specific meaning and a related action. Some are merely advisory while others are more urgent warnings. Let's go through the top 5 most important to reduce your sense of panic should any one of them become illuminated. You should familiarize yourself with the other 10 warning lights by reading that section in your owner's manual.  Read more > What Is That Warning Light

Transfer Case Service and Repair
The more complicated a vehicle is the more parts and components there are making everything work. And that means more things that need to be maintained to optimize performance and reduce the chances of a failure. Of course, if you're talking about something like one of those fancy head-up displays, it's not going to be the end of the world if it stops working. But if you've got a vehicle with four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive there are some parts specific to that type of vehicle that have to be kept in the very best order for the vehicle to run as it should. One of those components is the transfer case, which you may or may not be aware of, but it really is fundamental to the operation of any four or all-wheel drive vehicle. So, here's what it is, what it does, and why you need to have it professionally maintained.  Read more > Transfer Case Service and Repair

Why servicing your car at a dealership is important
Most of us today are aware of just how important it is for car safety to get vehicles serviced correctly and at specific times, but whether to use a dealership or an independent service centre is often a point of some contention. You may be able to find a cheaper car service at an independent service centre, but here are some of the reasons why entrusting your major car maintenance to a dealership service is so important.  Read more > Why servicing your car at a dealership is important

How Often Should You Change Your Oil
You probably already know that oil change service is a vital part of car servicing. While that's certainly important, having a firm knowledge of when to do an oil change is just as significant. Read on to learn from the automotive professionals at Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram about when you should change you oil, and the exact benefits of doing so.  Read more > How Often Should You Change Your Oil

What to Do If Your Car Overheats?
Nobody likes to have car problems. Most people have no idea what to do with a car overheating. Hopefully, it's not something you need to deal with regularly. If you find yourself facing such a situation, the experts at Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram want to help with some good advice. After all, the last thing you want is to become stranded, or face expensive repairs.  Read more > What to Do If Your Car Overheats?

6 warning signs of brakes in need of replacement
Anyone who knows more than a thing or two about performance cars and auto racing will know that brakes are as important as a powerful engine when it comes to getting the best times. If anything, brakes working properly are probably even more important for ordinary vehicles doing ordinary things on ordinary roads. For most of us, brake maintenance isn't part of the car care and car maintenance routines we can do ourselves, but that doesn't mean we don't need to know what to look out for so we know when all may not be well with our brakes. So, here are six warning signs of potential car brake problems that may mean brake replacement could be needed. Read more > 6 warning signs of brakes in need of replacement