Blog

Relax in the 2018 Chrysler 300

The 2018 Chrysler 300 is a popular full-size luxury sedan. It has a deeply appealing interior with several engaging attributes.

The most striking of these is the seating. The 300 has ten different varieties of material and style. Each one is either standard or available as an option on different trim levels. Two of them are cloth and the rest are leather. 

read more
Categories:

How to Keep Yourself Safe From Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning can happen at any time when there's a thin layer of water on the road, providing an opportunity for water to build up under your vehicle's tires at a rate quicker than the car can handle. When this happens, the vehicle's tires glide on the water instead of keeping traction on the road, causing you to lose control.

Hydroplaning can be a scary experience. But fortunately there are ways to minimize the chance of it happening.

  • Buy the Right Tires. Tires that are worn are more susceptible, so it's important to maintain your tires by…
read more
Categories:

Is Your Vehicle's Exhaust System Working Properly?

The exhaust system is comprised of many parts in your vehicle, such as the catalytic converter, the exhaust manifold, the muffler and the tail pipe. Each of these parts needs to work properly to prevent poisonous gases from accumulating inside the vehicle cabin.

One sign that your vehicle's exhaust system may not be functioning correctly can be a hissing or popping noise that happens intermittently when the engine is running. 

read more
Categories:

Avoid Common Hazards When Changing a Flat Tire

Have you ever experienced a flat and then realized that your spare tire is flat also after you’ve lifted the vehicle, loosened the lug nuts and removed the flat tire? It can be extremely frustrating. Be sure to always check your spare tire before beginning to change the flat, and you will save yourself a great deal of frustration!

Another common mistake is to attempt to loosen the lug nuts after lifting the vehicle. It can be extremely difficult to loosen the lug nuts without the foundation of the road. Be sure to pre-loosen the lug nuts while the…

read more

What is a Blown Gasket?

The gaskets in your vehicle keep fluids within the car from improperly mixing together. They are also needed to keep harmful particles out of the working parts of the motor. Sometimes, a gasket will blow. This means that the gasket has malfunctioned, and your vehicle may experience damage.

One gasket that may blow is the head gasket. One function of this gasket is to keep the gas, coolant and the oil in your car from mixing up together. If your engine gets too hot, it can damage the head gasket and lead to failure. 

read more
Categories:

Drive Safe: Check Your Suspension

As a car owner, you understand that routine maintenance is important to keeping your car running. With all the different parts and systems, it can be confusing knowing when to service what part. One system that needs routine maintenance is the suspension; below are some of the parts that make up your car's suspension and when they should be serviced:

  • Shocks and Struts - Shocks and struts absorb the bounce associated with driving over bumps and dips in the road. Shocks and struts should be changed every 65,000 -75,000 miles, sometimes sooner depending on road conditions. 
read more
Categories:

Common Alignment Issues

Many drivers have experienced a vehicle that pulls to one side while going down the road. A vehicle might also pull to one side after applying the brakes. You might have also experienced strange vibrations felt on the steering wheel. These are all typically symptoms of poor alignment. If left uncorrected, the problem puts undue premature wear and tear on the tires. This can be particularly dangerous on roads covered with rain or snow.

Our team of highly-experienced car technicians at Charbonneau Chrysler Center will help you diagnose and remedy the problem. 

read more
Categories:

Try The Difference Between Four-Wheel And All-Wheel Drive


When you drive, you probably never think about everything involved in your cruise. You know the wheels spin and the car moves forward, but you've probably never thought about the difference between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. With the former, your car will use rear, front, and center differentials, but the latter will use just two of those. The result is a clear difference you have to try for yourself in order to believe.

?Fortunately, you have that chance for yourself...
read more
Categories:

Seasonal Maintenance Helps To Keep Cars Running Smoothly In Winter


It is vital that you have your vehicle looked at during certain times of the year. You will want to have your vehicle checked for anything that may need to be repaired before the season gets bad.

When you decide to have seasonal maintenance performed on your vehicle, there are a number of things that Charbonneau Chrysler Center will look at for your car. They will look at the tires to make sure that they are aligned...
read more
Categories:

Choosing the Right Wiper Blades for Your Car

This winter, visibility during harsh driving conditions is a must. That's why our service team here at Charbonneau Chrysler Center put together some advice while driving in Dickinson during the winter.

One of the simplest things that drivers can do during the winter to improve their safety on the road is to ensure the use of proper windshield wiper blades. 

read more
Categories:
`