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Check Out This Amazing Tire and Wheel Plan

A new vehicle is a major investment for every family. You spend time researching the specs of different vehicles to determine the ones that fit your needs for travel, comfort, safety, and economy. After putting so much of both your time and your financial resources into acquiring the SUV, automobile, or truck that best suits you, we understand that you want to protect it in as many ways as possible.

Chrysler offers the Mopar® Vehicle Protection Road Hazard Tire & Wheel Coverage plan. This program includes complete replacement or repair for all your vehicle’s factory 

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Peace of Mind with the Mopar Vehicle Protection Plan

Have you ever been left stranded during a vacation because of vehicle repair issues? With the Mopar Vehicle Protection Plan, this is an issue you won't have to worry about. The plan includes a unique benefit that can cover your expenses whenever problems occur away from home.

The Trip Interruption Protection perk is available for both of the available plans. It includes up to $1,000 for lodging, meals, and rental car service. Instead of having to pay out of pocket for unexpected expenses, the plan will help you get back to your trip in no time. 

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Alignments – How Often Are They Necessary?

Alignments are a necessary part of your tire maintenance schedule. Any time you replace your tires, your car should also have a wheel alignment to make sure the tires are moving as straight as possible. Our service technicians at Napleton’s Northwestern Chrysler Jeep Dodge can do a tire alignment or schedule you for an appointment. They can also show you any signs of uneven wear and tear your vehicle may be exhibiting.

In the past, wheel alignments were recommended anytime you had new tires installed. Today, automotive centers recommend alignment inspections each time you bring your...

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When Should You Replace Your Timing Belt?

Is your engine running roughly? Do you have difficult starting or a stalling car engine? Your timing belt may be causing the issue. Timing chains and timing belts must keep your engine rotating by syncing the camshaft and crankshaft in a rhythmic motion. Most engines today have a timing belt made of rubber, but older cars still have timing chains.

One of the most telling signs of a wearing timing belt is chattering or screeching noise. If you want to prevent these issues, you should get your timing belt checked at 60,000 miles or earlier if you think there…

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How Often Should You Change the Oil In Your Car?

You are driving along down the road, and you start to hear loud knocking noise that is definitely coming from your engine. You notice an oily smell in the car and that the oil change light is on. This happens far too often because the owner simply forgot to schedule an oil change for their vehicle. We see this all the time at Napleton’s Northwestern Chrysler Jeep Dodge. How often should you change the oil in your car? Should you change it every 3,000 miles or more?

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Don't Get Stuck This Winter

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It's finally here -- Old Man Winter knocking at your door. Winter means snow and ice for Chicago. What should you do if your vehicle gets stuck in a winter wonderland?

Salt is not only expensive, but it's also harder to come by when weather strikes because it's highly sought after. Salt also melts as it melts the ice and is only useful when the temperature is above 12 degrees Fahrenheit outside.

Kitty litter is useful in helping you gain traction. It absorbs significant amounts of water, which will help if you get stuck in slush. However, litter…

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The Importance of Frequently Rotating Your Tires

When it comes to vehicle maintenance, one of the most overlooked and useful hazard-preventing measures one can employ for nearly zero cost is tire rotation. Fact is: your front tires simply deteriorate at a faster clip than your rear tires.

Having the smarts, or car IQ to swap your front tires to the rear every 5000 to 7000 miles has been known to extend the life of a gorgeous set of expensive tires dramatically. Keep in mind that it's very dangerous drive with a bald tire, to make sure that you prolong that from happening as long as possible…
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Know What You're Dealing With

Most of us are pretty good at giving our cars the maintenance that they need--regular oil changes, proper tire inflation, gas in the tank--but what about the battery? When was the last time we even gave a second thought to the battery under the hood? If it's been awhile, then it's a good idea to get your battery inspected and tested by a battery technician. Do it sooner if you are having issues with it. Getting your battery tested and inspected only takes a few (well spent!) minutes and you will get piece of mind knowing what you…
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Handle the Problem Right Away

If your dash suddenly lights up with the check engine light, don't fret. It's most likely something that is easy to fix. According to CarMD 2010, the most common repairs are the O2 sensor, a loose gas cap, or the catalytic converter. It could also be the mass air flow sensor or simply the spark plug wires. Not so bad, huh? I think most of us automatically think the worst, but the reality of it is that if you take your ride in right way and get it fixed, minimal damage will be able to take place. You…
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Why You Should Have Your Brakes Inspected

You wonder why you hear things about your brakes being inspected. In your mind's eye, you see a technician with a magnifying glass, looking at your brakes. And there's nothing wrong, so that's money wasted, right?

Wrong.

With a new vehicle still under warranty, the brakes must be inspected and adjusted according to the manufacturer's warranty schedule. That is usually free, at any rate. For your own peace of mind, you need to know that your vehicle is safe to go, at any time, anywhere, and the only way to know this is through regularly scheduled…
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