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 servicing will prolong the life of braking components.


 

How often should I check my Air Filter?

Your Air Filter should be checked every oil change. Our service technicians will check your air filter every time you bring your vehicle in for servicing, and recommend changes when needed!

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?

Your Cabin Filter should be checked every oil change. Our service technicians will check your Cabin Filter every time you bring your vehicle in for servicing, and recommend changes when needed!


How can I tell the strength of my battery?

Unless you have a multimeter device that measures the amperage of a battery, the best way to tell if your battery is working properly is to have it tested by a professional. Our service technicians test your battery every time you bring your vehicle in for service, and let you know how well the battery is operating and if you should look into getting a new one.

 


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)


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, come visit us 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. The friendly service advisors at RoadSport Chrysler can let you know when your next interval is, as well as give you options and pricing information. 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. Our best advice is to refer to your owner's manual for the proper viscosity and type, or give our service advisors a call. Bring your vehicle into RoadSport Chrysler, 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:

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

Come in and see us today and we can check your vehicle for any fluid services it may need!