You Ask, We Answer – Bayway CDJR Service Center FAQ

February 7th, 2022 by

To help you get started, our service team has taken the liberty of answering some of your most frequently asked questions, including:

Your car may not start because your battery is dead. But when it comes to diagnosing an engine that won’t start, many potential factors could be hindering its ability to fire up. You may have a clogged air filter or bad spark plugs – both of which will make it impossible for your car to start. Check to make sure first that your battery isn’t dead, and then if your engine still won’t start, give us a call, and we can diagnose and fix the issue for you.

Why isn’t my key fob working?

If your key fob isn’t working properly, it most likely will need a fresh battery. Most key fobs are powered by a small cylindrical battery that can be accessed and replaced using a small head screwdriver. If, after replacing the battery, your key fob still doesn’t work, there may be issues with the electrical transceiver that sends the signal from the key fob to your car’s computer.

How do I safely jump-start my car if my battery is dead?

Jump starting a dead battery is a widespread occurrence for drivers regardless of if your vehicle is new, used, or certified pre-owned. To jump-start, you’ll need a pair of jumper cables and another driver with a working battery to help you. First, clamp the red cable to the dead battery’s positive terminal, followed by connecting the other end of the red cable to the working battery. Then proceed to clamp the black cable to the working battery’s negative terminal, followed by the other end of the black cable to the negative terminal of the dead battery. Leave the cables attached for a few minutes before starting your car, and be sure to keep your vehicle running for at least 10-15 minutes after getting it jump-started.

What do I do if my tire pressure warning light comes on?

If you notice your tire pressure warning light blinking on the dashboard, you should immediately visit a gas station or service facility to put air back in your tires. Your tire pressure warning light is designed to alert you when your tires are running low on air. To help you avoid running a flat tire, it’s important to prioritize refilling your tires with air as soon as you see your tire pressure warning light blinking.

How do I check and replenish fluids under the hood?

It’s a good rule of thumb to routinely check your fluids under the hood, including your motor oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield wiper fluid, and power steering fluid. You can visually inspect your fluid reservoirs to ensure that all fluids are sufficiently filled to the designated line. If you’re running low on a particular fluid, you can buy the OEM recommended product from Bayway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or your local auto mechanic store to use to replenish your fluids before you hit the roads.

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For more information about automotive service and to have your questions answered by the auto mechanics at Bayway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, please don’t hesitate to call or contact us online today! We look forward to hearing from you!

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