Frequently Asked Service Questions

Answer Your Frequently Asked Service Questions

Taking care of your car can seem complex and daunting from the outside looking in. But with our help, you can make confident and informed decisions about various auto services. Our service center near Dearborn and Canton is here to answer all of your auto service questions so you can feel comfortable with everything from oil changes to brake inspections.

How often should I schedule oil changes?

Oil changes are important for any internal combustion vehicle -- engine oil itself acts as a lubricating and cleaning agent that keeps your engine smoothly and prevents it from overheating. Its' one of the key factors to long-term engine health. However, recommended oil change intervals can vary from model to model. Generally, it's good to bring your car in for an oil change every few months or every few thousand miles. Though, it's likely that your specific model has its own intervals to stick to. You can consult with one of our service advisors here at Suburban Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Garden City to determine how often you should be scheduling oil changes.

When should I replace my brake pads?

Brake pads are designed to wear down naturally with use, so it's expected that you'll need to have them replaced regularly. However, it's hard to give a broad recommendation. Every driver has different driving habits, and these variations can cause different brake pad wearing patterns and timelines. For instance, city driving generally wears out brake pads more quickly than highway driving. Paying attention to instances of squeaking or grinding can help you know when it's time to come in for brake service, however. These are key indicators of break wear. A technician can take a look to confirm that it's time for a new set. 

What kind of tires does my car need?

Buying new tires is a big decision -- it often involves a fair chunk of cash and a long-term commitment. For these reasons, it's important to pick a set of tires that serves your driving needs well. For most drivers, all-season tires work perfectly fine. They're designed to handle a variety of weather conditions with poise and last for years. More specialized tires are available for those seeking sporty on-road performance or robust off-road capability. You can even get tires that are designed to handle snowy, icy conditions. We recommend chatting with a service advisor about your driving habits around Westland and Livonia so you can identify a set of tires that matches them.

Why are tire rotations important?

Tires can wear down differently depending on their position on your vehicle. Front tires, for example, can often wear differently than rear tires. To combat this, we recommend regular tire rotations. Tire rotations help even out wear patterns and prevent one tire from wearing down faster than any of the others.

What does a wheel alignment do?

Wheel alignments are meant to help your vehicle drive straight and true. Factors like pot holes and bumps in the road can knock your wheels out of alignment, resulting in rapid tire wear, diminished comfort, and worse handling. Technicians use special equipment to detect and remedy wheels that are out of alignment.


Suburban Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Garden City

32850 Ford Road
Directions Garden City, MI 48135-1570

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