Chrysler 300s are built to last, but their reliability depends on proper upkeep. Regularly changing the oil in your 2017 Chrysler 300 helps ensure that the engine is properly cooled and lubricated, preventing damage to the most important system in your vehicle.
Here are a few oil change tips for new Chrysler 300 owners:
- Change your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles – Regularly changing your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles will ensure your vehicle has an adequate supply of clean oil. While you may still have plenty of oil at 5,000 miles since your last oil change, that oil may have begun deteriorating and losing its effectiveness. Sludgy oil won’t work as well as clean oil at lubricating and cleaning your engine.
- Check your oil gauge – While your odometer will let you know when you’ve hit the mile mark for your next scheduled oil change, it pays to keep a watch on your oil gauge. Oil can leak or burn off more quickly than anticipated, especially on older vehicles. Checking the gauge every now and then will help you ensure that you always have an adequate supply of clean oil.
- Use the right oil – Be sure your mechanic uses the right oil for your vehicle. Your owner’s manual will inform you of the recommended oil for your vehicle. Using the wrong oil can impair the performance of your vehicle and possibly even cause damage.
- Go to the pros – Having your Chrysler dealership’s service department change the oil in your vehicle is the smart move for ensuring your Chrysler 300 is properly maintained. Chrysler technicians know Chrysler vehicles better than anyone else and will ensure that the proper, manufacturer-recommended filter and oil are used. Chrysler technicians are also more likely to notice potential maintenance needs in the course of a routine inspection of your vehicle.
The importance of motor oil to your vehicle cannot be overstated. Engine oil keeps your engine’s internal parts lubricated and cool, ensuring their proper function. Without regular oil changes, your engine can overheat and its internal parts can grind against one another, causing severe damage. Oil that has become dirty accumulates dirt and sludge and will not lubricate your engine properly.
Oil isn’t the only fluid car owners need to keep an eye on to ensure their vehicle’s longevity. Vehicle owners should also check their transmission fluid, brake fluid, and power steering fluid a few times a year to ensure the fluid is clean and in adequate supply.
With regular oil changes and other simple maintenance, your Chrysler 300 should last for many years and many miles. Your Chrysler dealership’s maintenance staff is ready to help with oil changes and all your other maintenance needs.
Community Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Martinsville is a Chrysler dealership in the Indianapolis area dedicated to service after the sale. To keep your new Chrysler performing at its best, visit the service department today for all your repair and upkeep needs.