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Learning Centre

 


Welcome to the RoadSport Chrysler Learning Centre, where you can learn everything there is to know about Mopar Parts & Accessories. Please scroll down to view one of the many different sections. If yo have any questions about the information below, or if it is not covered on this page, please give our friendly parts team a call at (416) 264-2501.


How long should my brakes last?

Despite what well-meaning friends may tell you, brake wear is unique to every driver depending on:

  1. Your driving habits.
  2. The condition of the overall braking system.
  3. The quality and composition of your braking components.
It's a commonly held belief that the signs of brake system issues are readily noticeable to the driver. A pulsing brake pedal, a high-pitched squeal or worse yet harsh grinding sounds are certainly indicators that your brake system requires maintenance - but by the time you experience any of these conditions it may be too late for minor repairs. Regular inspection and maintenance by your Mopar® Service Experts can resolve discreet issues within your braking system (dragging, seized calipers, worn pads, etc.) before they lead to larger issues - impacting both the safety of your vehicle and the significance of the repair.

Softer pads (organic) offer better stopping power but at the expense of wear, ceramic pads on the other hand have a much longer lifespan but give up a little stopping power. Economical brake components typically have a shorter life span than more quality products designed to specifically for your vehicle. Ask you Mopar® Service Expert about the options and which brakes are right for you.


 

How often should I check my Air Filter?

If you use your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions you should check it every time you get an oil change. It's a good idea to change it on a regular basis because that can improve your mileage by up to 10 percent and increase the life of your engine. When you bring your vehicle to our Mopar® Service Lane for an oil change we'll check your air filter as one of the many courtesy checkups we do. If it needs to be replaced, we can do it right here!

I need to replace my Air Filter, which one should I use?

There are many brands of filters out there. I know it can be confusing, but I would use the air filter that was designed and engineered for your vehicle. If you're driving a Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Jeep® or Ram, Mopar® air filters are the best option. They're designed to achieve high, virtually unrestricted airflow while maintaining filtration levels critical to ensuring long engine life. However, if you're driving another make we have you covered with either our Mopar® branded air filters or our Magneti Marelli offered by Mopar® air filters offer excellent value and performance. Both are available in our parts department. Also, no matter what make or model vehicle you drive, we can check and replace your air filter right here in our Mopar® Service Lane.

How often should I replace my Fuel Filter?

Fuel filter replacement and application vary by brand and model so we recommend consulting your owner's manual for full details or see your service advisor for the proper replacement interval for your vehicle. If your fuel filter does need to be replaced, our parts department probably has it in stock and we can replace it right here!

How often should I replace my Cabin Air Filter?

For optimal performance, your cabin air filter should be replaced every 12 months or 18,000 km. By the way, we check and replace cabin air filters in our Mopar® Service Lane. Our parts department is sure to have the cabin air filter you need in stock if you need one. So bring your vehicle into a Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Jeep® or Ram dealer so we can take care of that for you.



How can I tell to replace my battery?

Here are the most common signs that a battery replacement is needed:

  • Your starter motor is slow to turn over
  • Your battery light stays illuminated while your engine is running
  • Your battery loses power fast in cold or extended starts
  • Your headlights dim when the engine idles
 


Why is it important to have my tires aligned by MOPAR service experts?

Your vehicle's steering and suspension are calibrated for optimal performance to maximize fuel economy and safety while at the same time minimizing wear and tear on your vehicles components. Even without nudging curbs, or hitting potholes the simple rigors of everyday driving can cause these systems to fall out of calibration - best case causing premature wear of steering and suspension component as well as your tires, worst case making your vehicle unpredictable and unsafe as you travel down the road.

If you are experiencing any of the following, you may have an alignment issue and should book an appointment with your local Mopar® Service Experts for an alignment inspection to properly diagnose the problem.

  • Uneven tire wear
  • Drifting
  • Vibrations felt through the steering wheel
  • Steering wheel not centered, even though your car is driving straight.

Why should I purchase winter tires?

In temperatures below 7° Celsius - you need Winter Tires.

At precisely 7° Celsius the superior adhesion of winter tires begins to make a difference, regardless of road or weather conditions. With their specifically formulated rubber compounds, winter tires reduce vehicle stopping distances by up to 25% - performance that can make the difference between a close call and calling for a tow.

Why should I have my tires rotated?

Rotating your tires based on the schedule presented in your owner's manual is very important. The front tires on your vehicle wear differently and more quickly than the rear tires - especially if it is a front wheel drive. Rotating tires from front to rear several times during their lifecycle will:

  • Help to equalize tread wear
  • Provide an opportunity to inspect your tires for any damage
  • Ensure that you maximize the life of all 4 tires
  • There are several different acceptable methods for rotating your tires based on the set-up of your vehicle:
  • Staggered wheels (front and rear tires are different sizes)
  • Unidirectional tires (tires a specific to one side of the car)
  • Asymmetrical tires (tread pattern changes from inside to outside of the tire)

Your Mopar® Service Expert can determine the proper tire rotation for you vehicle.

How often should I check my tire pressure?

Typically tire pressure should be checked at least once a month as tires that are not properly inflated can compromise both the handling and safety of your vehicle.

What is my correct tire pressure?

Your recommended tire pressure is located on a sticker in the driver's door jamb or fuel-filler door. This is the ideal pressure for the tires used on your specific model vehicle. The pressure indicated on your tire wall is the maximum allowable tire pressure, not the recommended pressure. If you are having problems with maintaining tire pressure or if you notice any unusual or uneven wear or damage to your tires, see your Mopar® Service Experts as soon as possible.



How often should I have my oil changed?

You should refer to your owner's manual for your proper oil change interval, and if you drive a 2008 or newer Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Jeep® or Ram, the oil change indicator system will alert you when you need to change your oil. Vehicles built prior to 2008 follow a 3 month 5,000 km oil change interval. When you do need it changed, our Mopar® Service Lane can get it done in 30 minutes or less! Plus we do lots of courtesy checkups and top off fluids with every oil change. It doesn't matter what make or model your vehicle is. We do them all!

What kind of oil should I use?

There are three kinds of engine oil; regular, blended and synthetic, and there are many viscosities like 10w40 or 20w50 for example. My best advice is to refer to your owner's manual for the proper viscosity and type. By the way, no matter what make or model your vehicle is, we can take care of changing the oil right here in our Mopar® Service Lane and we do it in 30 minutes or less! Plus, we do a whole list of courtesy checkups with every oil change. Bring your vehicle into any Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Jeep® or Ram dealer, and we'll take care of it for you.



How do I check my fluids, and what fluids should I check?

All vehicles are a little bit different. You should refer to your owners' manual for the proper way to check your fluids. The following fluids should be checked regularly:

  • Brake Fluid
  • Coolant
  • Differential Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Windshield Fluid
  • Engine Oil

By the way, we check and fill all of these fluids during the courtesy checkup we do with every oil change in our Mopar®Service Lane. It doesn't matter what make or model your vehicle is. We do them all and we do it in 30 minutes or less! See a Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Jeep® or Ram dealer, and we'll take care of it for you.