When you visit Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Plymouth, you can expect to be assisted by a staff of auto experts who are driven to provide the best in customer service. In pursuit of that goal, our Chrysler dealership is always looking to share our automotive knowledge with you, the customer, to better your overall driving experience.

Regardless if you’re behind the wheel of the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator, or have just picked up the roomy 2019 Chrysler Pacifica, motor fluid maintenance should be a top priority in your car care routine. What is motor fluid maintenance? Well, just like your vehicle needs gasoline to provide power, your car requires other fluids to maintain optimal performance. There are three other motor fluids to keep an eye on: coolant, transmission fluid, and motor oil.

Coolant is tasked with keeping your car’s engine at an optimal temperature at all times. Engines run hot, and without coolant, all of the friction would almost certainly result in overheating, which can lead to some pretty serious and expensive technical damages. Our mechanical experts recommend that you swap your coolant once every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.

Transmission fluid is a lubricant to keep all the moving pieces of your transmission running smoothly. Without this lubricant, friction can occur, which can damage this intricate component. Fortunately, swapping out your transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles can prevent irreversible damage to your transmission.

Last, but certainly not least, on our list is motor oil. Motor oil is another lubricant used to reduce friction throughout your engine. By swapping out your motor oil roughly every 5,000 miles, you avoid harming your engine and ensure the long-term well-being of your vehicle.

Keeping up with regular motor fluid maintenance can be a challenge on your own. Fortunately, the car care experts in our Dodge service center are here to help. At Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Plymouth, we strive every day to be your one-stop shop for all your auto-related needs.