One mistake drivers make is procrastinating about taking their car to an auto service center for a routine checkup. They might not have the time or they may think that since their car is running fine, it isn't worth the effort. Unfortunately, deferred maintenance can lead to multiple issues and costly repairs. 

Following a maintenance schedule helps reduce the risk of serious issues occurring with your car and can help keep it in excellent condition. Find more information on when you should take your car in for routine maintenance by checking out this Dodge Caravan Maintenance Schedule.

Maintenance Intervals

Follow the maintenance schedule by your Grand Caravan's mileage (use the odometer) or how long you have owned the car, whichever comes first.

8,000 miles or 6 months

  • Change your oil and oil filter. Do this for every subsequent 8,000 miles.
  • Rotate your tires. Do this earlier if you see definite wear and tear. Tire rotation should also be done for every subsequent 8,000 miles.
  • Inspect the brake hoses and lines.

16,000 miles or 12 months

  • Repeat the 8,000 mile/6 month recommendations.
  • Inspect the engine air cleaner filter if you do off-road driving. Replace if necessary.
  • Replace air conditioning filters.
  • Inspect brake linings. Change if necessary.
  • Inspect the exhaust system.
  • Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks, leaks or any other sign of damage. Replace if needed.

24,000 miles or 18 months

  • Inspect the CV joints.
  • Once again inspect the exhaust system.
  • Inspect the front and rear axle fluid and replace if needed.
  • Inspect the brakes and brake linings.

32,000 miles or 24 months

  • Replace the engine air cleaner filter and air conditioning filter.
  • Replace the spark plugs (5.7L engines only).
  • Adjust the parking brake if your vehicle has four-wheel disc brakes.
  • Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals and replace if necessary.

40,000 miles or 30 months

  • Once again change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
  • Also rotate the tires.

48,000 miles or 36 months

  • Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks, leaks and other damage again. Replace if needed.
  • Inspect the air cleaner filter again, especially if you drive off-road.
  • Replace the air conditioning filter.
  • Inspect the brake linings and replace if necessary.
  • Inspect the CV joints and exhaust system.
  • Change the rear axle fluid on cars equipped with all-wheel drive. If you use your car for police, taxi or towing purposes, change the front axle fluid.

64,000 miles or 48 months

  • Replace the air conditioning filter, engine air cleaner and spark plugs (5.7L engines).
  • Change your automatic transmission fluid and transfer case fluid if you use your vehicle for police, taxi, or towing purposes.

72,000 miles or 54 months

  • Inspect the brake linings and replace if needed.
  • Inspect the exhaust system and CV joints.
  • Inspect the front and rear axle fluid.

96,000-120,000 miles or 72-90 months

  • Inspect and replace the PCV valve if needed.
  • Inspect the transfer case fluid on all-wheel drive cars.
  • Flush and replace the engine coolant.
  • Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter for five-speed transmission.
  • Adjust the parking brake on those vehicles with four-wheel disc brakes.
  • Change the rear axle fluid for cars with all wheel drive and front axle fluids if you tow or use your car for taxi or police purposes.

Glendale Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Service Center

At Glendale Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we proudly service drivers from St. Louis, Chesterfield and Kirkwood, MO. Our trained and certified technicians are ready to help you maintain your vehicle's performance, as well as diagnose and repair any issues your car may have. If you have questions about vehicle maintenance or are ready to schedule service, visit us online or call today! 

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