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MOPAR® KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

When you’re out on the road, a little know-how goes a long way. Discover our collection of useful information, helpful how-to videos, and maintenance tips in the Mopar® Knowledge Centre.

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THE MORE YOU KNOW, THE BETTER THINGS GO

Having basic knowledge about how to service and maintain your vehicle is the best way to prevent unexpected issues from keeping you off the road. Explore these vehicle care and maintenance topics to learn more – and remember, the service experts at Mopar® are always ready to lend a helping hand!

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WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH FOR BRAKE WEAR

Brake wear is unique to every vehicle. How soon they wear depends on driving habits, the condition of the braking system, and the quality of the parts.

Aggressive driving and a heavily loaded vehicle can shorten brake life — causing you to replace them more often. Many people rely on squealing and grinding sounds to let them know it’s time to check their brakes. Unfortunately, those signals usually mean it’s too late for minor repairs.

Regular inspection and maintenance by your Mopar® Service Experts can resolve smaller issues before they lead to bigger ones. They can also save you money and help keep you safer.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BRAKES WITH OUR VIDEO

Watch this short and informative video to learn more about brakes and brake maintenance, or contact your Mopar® Service Advisor for more details.

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FOUR WARNING SIGNS OF A LOW BATTERY

The battery under your vehicle’s hood is commonly known as an SLI (starting-lighting-ignition) battery and its primary purpose is to start the engine. Here are the most common signs that you need to replace your battery:

  • 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

LEARN ABOUT BATTERY REPLACEMENT

Your vehicle’s battery is literally the source of its power, and battery issues can cause your vehicle to lose it’s spark. Watch this helpful video to learn more about battery replacement so you can help your vehicle stay charged up for adventure.

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THE IMPACT OF SITTING PARKED

Your vehicle is a lot like your body. It needs to stay active to stay in top shape. The problem is, you probably aren’t using your vehicle as much as you normally would. Under minimal driving conditions, winter is tough on your vehicle. Sitting parked has added extra strain and it may have introduced a variety of problems.

Your vehicle’s battery is susceptible to inactivity-induced problems because a battery that sits during the winter can freeze and expand, causing irreparable damage to the cells or case.

Winter can also be tough on your brakes. It’s easy for water, slush, and salt to get into the pads and rotors. If not maintained properly, brake calipers could rust and seize, resulting in reduced braking power.

Your lack of driving doesn’t have to be a detriment to your vehicle. Book an appointment with your local Mopar® Service Experts today.

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WHY YOU SHOULD UPGRADE TO SYNTHETIC OIL

Discover why Mopar® Service Experts recommend Synthetic Oil for your new vehicle.

UNIQUELY FORMULATED COMPOSITION

While conventional oil offers adequate protection for most vehicles and driving conditions, synthetic oil provides the ultimate protection in extreme situations.

The composition of synthetic oil allows it to flow more quickly in extreme cold, as well as resist breaking down and gumming up under high heat and strain. This means better protection for your engine during the frigid cold of Canadian winters.

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ENGINEERED FOR EXCELLENCE

Synthetic oil wasn’t discovered, it was intentionally created to possess the characteristics needed for optimized performance.

In addition to molecules that are chemically modified to be uniform in size, synthetic oil also contains reduced levels of wax molecules that naturally occur in oils. Minimizing this wax means that synthetic oil stays viscous even during the coldest weather, enabling it to immediately begin lubricating and protecting the critical components of your engine during sub-zero start-up conditions.

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LONGER ENGINE LIFE

Conventional oil is pretty good at protecting your engine, but synthetic oil offers superior benefits in the long-term. Synthetic oil can help your engine run cleaner, wear better, and perform more efficiently — all of which can lead to longer engine life. Greater efficiency also results in greater fuel economy, so you’re not just saving on wear and tear – you’re saving on costs, too.

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FORMULATED TO FLOW IN WINTER

In extremely cold weather, synthetic oil is simply better. Originally engineered for military applications, the controlled chemistry and purity of synthetic oil means that it protects your engine the best when you need it most. Even at incredibly low temperatures, synthetic oil remains viscous, allowing it to immediately flow to and protect the critical components of your engine during the harshness of those cold-weather starts.

Ask your service expert about upgrading to Pennzoil Platinum® Synthetic Motor Oil with PurePlus™ Technology today. And get the real deal for protecting your engine this winter.

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LEARN MORE WITH THIS VIDEO

Want to learn more about the benefits of synthetic oil for your vehicle? Check out our video for more details.

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MORE TO CONSIDER

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CABIN AIR FILTERS

Mopar® Cabin Air Filters keep the air in your vehicle clean by trapping most outside pollen, dust, allergens, mold and dirt, and preventing them from entering your vehicle, for a fresher, more comfortable ride.

During winter, more than ever, your cabin air filter should be checked and cleaned regularly to keep your family from inhaling impurities while you drive. Be sure to have your dealer inspect the cabin air filter at your next service visit.

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