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Countryside Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

1860 Eatonton Rd
Directions Madison, GA 30650-4667

  • Sales: (706) 620-4431
  • Service: (706) 970-2430
  • Parts: (706) 395-5505

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  • Saturday Service

  • Certified Technicians

  • We Sell Tires

  • We Service All Makes and Models

  • Mopar Performance Parts

  • Mopar Accessories

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Trust the Professional Service Center Team of Countryside Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Professional service is essential to the life of your vehicle. You already know getting routine maintenance performed, including oil changes and tire rotations, is the key to keeping your vehicle running great for a long time, and to helping you avoid larger problems down the road. Now, learn more about the expert service team at Countryside Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Madison, and how we can help you give your vehicle the care and attention it needs. We know your Jeep, Ram, Dodge and Chrysler vehicle best, and we want to help it work for you.

Service your Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Chrysler at Countryside Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

From smaller maintenance tasks like oil changes and inspections to large repairs like brakes, transmission, exhaust (and more), drivers can count on the Countryside Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service team. From routine service on your Jeep, Ram, Dodge or Chrysler vehicle to service on other brands, Madison drivers can look to our service team with confidence. Beyond this, Covington, Monroe, Greensboro and Eatonton drivers can look to our service team for warranty and recall assistance (depending on your brand and model).

Oil Changes

Why Do You Need to Change Your Vehicle's Oil?

Routine oil and filter replacements are an essential part of a proper maintenance schedule. Going too long with changing your vehicle's oil leads to inefficient operation, increased emissions, and damage to internal components. And if neglected entirely, it could lead to catastrophic irreparable failure.

Your car's engine contains main metal parts the slide past each other thousands of times every minute, creating intense heat from friction. Oil lubricates these fast-moving parts, but that's not all. It also serves to absorb excess heat and transport contaminants—soot, dust, metal shavings, and other tiny particles—to be collected by the filter. Over time, the filter reaches maximum capacity, and residual contaminants build up in the oil, significantly diminishing its effectiveness. Changing the oil and filter regularly ensures safe, efficient operation and maximum performance.

When Should You Change Your Vehicle's Oil?

The old "every 3,000" miles rule isn't relevant for most vehicles anymore. Thanks to improved oil chemistry and advancements in engine design, today's vehicles can travel much farther before requiring an oil change. Newer FCA vehicles (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram) feature oil life monitoring systems that will tell you when an oil change is needed. Your oil change intervals are based on your driving habits, operating conditions, the age of your vehicle, and the length of time from the last replacement. Under ideal conditions, many vehicles can go 7,000 miles or longer between changes; however, older vehicles will need to have their oil changed more frequently.

Because they have similar intervals, it's convenient to have oil changes and tire rotations performed during the same service visit.

MOPAR states that "Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months, whichever occurs first."

Synthetic or Conventional?

Synthetic oil is more costs more, but it carries benefits that make the expense worthwhile. Synthetic oil is more durable, less harmful for the environment, and delivers improved performance. Conventional oil is cheaper but must be changed more often.

Tire Alignment and Rotation Services

What is the Purpose of Tire Rotations

Tire rotation consists of swapping the positions of the front and rear tires. Front tires do much more work than the rear tires. They are under the weight of the engine, and they rotate side to side when turning. This causes greater friction between the tire and the asphalt, causing them to wear out more quickly. Moving them to the back at regular intervals allows them to "rest" so that all four tires wear evenly, prolonging their life.

Neglecting tire rotations will cause the front tires to wear down much more quickly, affecting handling and traction, and leading to premature replacement. Rotating tires at every oil change is an easy way to remember this import maintenance item.

What is the Purpose of Tire Alignment

Tire Alignment adjusts the suspension so that all wheels roll at optimum angles. There are three components to tire alignment:

  • Camber: How far a tire tips away from vertical. Excessive camber can cause increased wear on the corners of the tires.

  • Caster: The angle between the steering axis and the vertical axis.

  • Toe: The direction in which the tires are pointed.

Properly aligned tires roll flat, making full contact with the ground, and ensure your vehicle tracks in a straight line. Poorly aligned tires will cause the vehicle to pull to one side and lead to faster wearing, decreased efficiency, and, possibly, excess vibration that can damage the steering column.

What are Signs of Misaligned Tires?

  • Tire tread is worn on only one side.
  • The inside or outside tread is worn instead of the center tread.
  • The vehicle pulls to one side.
  • The steering wheel is off-center when driving straight.
  • The steering wheel vibrates excessively.

Brake Services

What are Signs that You Need Brake Service?

Being able to stop safely is of equal or even greater importance than your car's ability to go. Improperly cared-for brakes pose a hazard to not only the driver but also to other vehicles, pedestrians, buildings, etc. While brake service is another essential component of a proper maintenance schedule, it's common to forget about them until an issue arises. Having your vehicle's brakes inspected regularly can help preempt problems before they become hazardous.

Most people associate brake problems with squealing or other disconcerting noises, but there are a few other indicators to be aware of, including:

  • Strangely stiff or spongy brake pedal
  • ABS warning light illumination
  • Strong acrid or burning odor
  • Excessive steering wheel vibration
  • Pulling to one side

When Should You Have Your Vehicles Brakes Inspected?

The lifespan of your brake pads can vary significantly based on factors such as driving habits and operating conditions. The median interval for replacement is about 50,000 miles. The trained technicians in our MOPAR service center can visually inspect your brake pads whenever you come in for service. A more thorough brake inspection should be performed every 15,000 or every other oil change. Brake rotors are quite durable and can last up to 70,000 miles or more, but they should also be checked regularly.

Brake inspections entail checking for pad thickness and wear, caliper integrity, fluid level, fluid condition, and rotor alignment.

Battery Checks and Replacement

What are Symptoms of a Fatigued Battery?

  • Battery light or check engine illumination
  • Lethargic engine turnover
  • Leakage or terminal corrosion
  • Swelling of the battery case
  • Dimming headlights, cabin lights, clock, infotainment, etc.

When Should You Check or Replace Your Battery

Depending on operating conditions and driving habits, genuine OEM batteries can last five years or longer. After year three, you should test your battery a couple of times per year. If you notice any of the above signs, bring your vehicle to Countryside Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for testing. If you require a replacement, we can quickly install a genuine, model-specific OEM battery and have you on your way in no time.

While it may be just one component, your car's battery has lots of work to do, and starting the engine is just the beginning. The battery also runs your exterior and cabin lights, the air conditioner, heating, infotainment system, and more. Like brakes, because the battery is out of sight, it's easy to ignore it until there's an issue. Batteries commonly last a few years, but there's never a convenient time to be stranded in a vehicle that won't start. So, it's important to take notice of signs of fatigue.

Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Service near Madison, Covington, Monroe, Greensboro, and Eatonton

For more information about the recommended service interval for your car, truck, SUV, or van, contact Countryside at your convenience. And if you're due for a maintenance visit, we invite you to conveniently schedule an appointment online or visit us on Eatonton Road in Madison. We'll be happy to assist you.

Hours

  • Monday 09:00AM - 07:00PM
  • Tuesday 09:00AM - 07:00PM
  • Wednesday 09:00AM - 07:00PM
  • Thursday 09:00AM - 07:00PM
  • Friday 09:00AM - 07:00PM
  • Saturday 09:00AM - 06:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

Contact

Countryside Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

1860 Eatonton Rd
Directions Madison, GA 30650-4667

  • Sales: (706) 620-4431
  • Service: (706) 970-2430
  • Parts: (706) 395-5505

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