Auto Repair FAQs

Your Most Common Service Questions Answered in West Plains, MO

Frequently Asked Questions About Service


Why Is It Important To Maintain Your Vehicle Routinely?

Your vehicle is an important investment. Not only have you invested a lot of money in your vehicle, but you use it every day. That is why it's important to make sure you get the routine service it needs. Not only does regular and cyclical maintenance help maintain your vehicle and keep it safe on the road, but it also allows our team to identify any potential issues -- which can help save you money in the long run.

What Are Some Signs That My Car Needs Service?

Your car is equipped with a variety of different features and tools that can notify you when something is amiss under the hood. That is where your check engine light comes in, along with other notices on your dash. Additionally, if you notice any odd sounds under your hood, our team can help diagnose any issues your vehicle may have.

When Should I Change My Vehicle's Oil?

The general rule of thumb is to change your oil between every 5,000 and 7,500 miles. However, your user manual will have a more concrete timetable that you can stick. Additionally, it will depend on whether you use full synthetic oil or not.

When Should I Have My Brakes Checked?

Generally, it's good to have your vehicle checked out every six months. This allows our team to easily check whether your brakes need to be repaired or replaced, or if they are good for another six months on the road.

When Should I Change My Car Battery?

Your car's battery is designed to last for many years -- up to four or five years. However, your battery can also be affected by a variety of different factors, including cold weather and consistent usage. That is part of the reason why it's important to have your battery checked about as often as you get an oil change. Additionally, if you notice any electrical issues in your car, it is a good idea to bring your vehicle in to be checked out by our team.

How Often Should I Get My Tires Rotated?

Your tires should be rotated every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Rotating your tires helps ensure they wear down evenly, so one doesn't need to be changed before the others.

When Should I Replace My Tires?

This depends on a few factors, including how often you drive, how far, and what weather you experience. However, it's generally a good rule of thumb to change your tires after 30,000 or 50,000 miles. Furthermore, you can always check your tire tread by using a penny, making it easy to gauge the health of your tires.

Do I Need An Appointment for Service?

Yes, but we have made scheduling an appointment even easier than ever. Not only can you call our dealership and schedule a time to bring your vehicle in, but you can also schedule service online. With our online scheduler, you can choose a day and time to bring your car in from the comfort of your home, while you're on the go, or even when you're at the office.

  1. Bayird Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram FIAT Of West Plains

    2814 Porter Wagoner Blvd
    West Plains, MO 65775-4133

    • Sales: 4145332595
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