When you decide it’s time to own a new car, there’s a lot you need to know aside from just gas mileage and how to change a tire. Even though these two items are important, you also need to be aware of the fluids that your car requires to run smoothly. The experienced service department at Jay Hatfield Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM offers up the following information on the fluids you need to monitor in your car.

Transmission Fluid

The fluid in your transmission is more important than you might think. This fluid keeps the transmission running with little to no problems via lubrication. Many recommend replacing this fluid between 100,000 and 150,000 miles. Our service technicians recommend replacing it every 50,000 miles to keep the transmission healthy.

Brake Fluid

There’s more to the brakes on your car than just brake pads. Brakes are only effective when there’s plenty of brake fluid circulating the system. It can be difficult to tell when this fluid needs to be replaced, but one of the most obvious signs is when it becomes hard to stop your car. When you press your foot on the brake pedal and it is either squishy or you need to place a lot of pressure on it to get the car to stop, bring it in to our car service center near Fort Scott, KS.

Windshield Wiper Fluid

You might not think that this is an important fluid you should monitor, but it is. Your RAM 1500 or Jeep Wranger needs a clean windshield at all times for optimal visibility. A dirty windshield makes it hard to determine lights coming at you and causes trouble with your depth perception.

Do the fluids in your Dodge Challenger or Chrysler Pacifica need to be topped off or replaced? Schedule an appointment with our experienced service team in Frontenac, KS today.