Questions About Auto Service & Repair in Watertown, NY?


Do you want to keep your Chrysler Pacifica or Jeep Grand Cherokee in great condition for years to come? Regular service appointments and routine maintenance are important for the longevity of your vehicle.Please feel free to take this time to view our frequently asked questions about auto service and repairs. If you still have questions about Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service in Watertown, you can contact our service professionals directly.

  1. F.X. Caprara Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Watertown

    18476 US Route 11
    Watertown, NY 13601-5324

    • Sales: (315) 836-4726
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Does F.X. Caprara Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Watertown Offer Pickup & Delivery for Service?

Yes, F.X. Caprara Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Watertown is proud to offer Pickup & Delivery for auto repairs and service. Now, your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram can receive oil changes, tire rotations, or brake repair while you practice social distancing. Simply give our Pickney dealership a call and we will arrange a time to pick up your vehicle. Our vehicle pickup and delivery services are complimentary for East Rodman and Alverson drivers. After our service experts perform auto service, we will drop-off the vehicle to you.

What is Contact Free Service?

So what exactly does contact-free service mean? Contact-free service means our professionals will clean each vehicle before and after drop-off appointments. In addition, we here at F.X. Caprara Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram are following CDC sanitation guidelines because the safety of our staff and clients comes first. Following contact-free service, we are using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as masks, gloves, and interior car coverings on the floor, seats, and steering wheel. In addition, we are still practicing social distancing.

What Are The Benefits of Frequent Service?

Frequent service will greatly improve the safety of your car, truck, or SUV. And of course, the safety and protection of you and your passengers is important to us. When you bring your car in for routine maintenance, our certified service technicians will take the time to check some of the other components of your vehicle. We want to make sure your vehicle is in excellent condition.

How Do I Know When It's Time to Service My Vehicle?

At our Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service center, we recommend getting full vehicle service at least once a year. Remember, how often you service your vehicle depends on how much you drive, how well your car is maintained, weather conditions, and road surfaces. If you think your vehicle feels off or isn't driving the same, we recommend bringing your vehicle down to our service department sooner.

How Often Should I Get an Oil Change?

Oil maintenance is an integral part of service. You can get an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, but newer vehicles can go 7,000 miles or every three months. Of course, this depends on how much you drive your car. If you are driving more than usual or if you hear increased engine noise under the hood, you may be due for an oil change sooner.

How Often Should I Check My Fluid Levels?

Our service technicians can check your vehicle's fluid levels when you come in for routine maintenance. Oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and engine coolant all play an important role when it comes to vehicle performance. Your fluid levels can change depending on how much you drive around East Rodman and Alverson.

How Often Should I Change My Air Filter?

Typically, we recommend changing your air filter about every 20,000 miles or once a year, whichever comes first. If your vehicle has a supercharged engine, like with our Dodge Charger and Challenger models, you should consider changing it sooner. You can also check your air filter yourself by checking your vehicle owner's manual.

How Often Do I Need to Get My Brakes Checked?

Our Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service professionals recommend getting your brakes checked every 10,000 miles. If you notice squeaking noises or feel your vehicle shaking when you apply the brakes, then you may need to receive a brake check from one of our service technicians sooner. Be sure to schedule you appointment as soon as you can.

When Should I Replace My Brake Pads?

Since brake pads wear out over time, it's important to keep an eye on them. Generally, brake pads should be replaced every 50,000 miles, which depends on the brake material and your driving habits. Brake pads are available in several compounds to fit various driving needs.

When Should I Replace My Car Battery?

Maintaining your car battery in an important aspect of regular auto service. Factoring in your driving habits, how often you drive, and weather conditions, you should consider changing your car battery every three to four years. If you are having a hard time starting your vehicle or if it is taking a long time to start, then you may need to replace your battery sooner.

When Do I Need to Get a Tire Rotation?

Getting a tire rotation can change depending on the year, make, and model of your car. Typically, a tire rotation should be performed every 7,500 miles or every six months - whichever comes first. When you schedule your next oil change, we can rotate you vehicle's tires for you.

How Much Air Pressure Should I Put into My Tires?

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F.X. Caprara Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Watertown

18476 US Route 11
Directions Watertown, NY 13601-5324

  • Sales: (315) 836-4726
  • Service: (315) 836-4157
  • Parts: (315) 836-4468

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Air pressure in your tires is measured in pounds per square inch or PSI. The recommended air pressure amount ranges between 30 and 35 PSI, but you will want to check your manufacturer's recommendation. You will also find it printed on a label inside your vehicle.

How Often Do Tires Need To Be Replaced?

At our Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service department, we recommend getting your tires checked every 12,000 to 15,000 miles and changing them every three to four years. When you come in for an oil change, our onsite technicians can check, rotate, and balance your vehicle's tires.

Where Can I Find Auto Service & Repair Near Me?

You can find auto service and repair at F.X. Caprara Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Watertown. We are only a short drive for our neighbors visiting from the Pickney and East Rodman communities.

Do I Have to Schedule An Appointment To Get My Vehicle Serviced?

We recommend scheduling an appointment online or by giving us a call over the phone to ensure you find a date and time that works out best for you.