2012 Dodge Caliber Maintenance

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2012 Dodge Caliber Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Dodge Caliber? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2012 Dodge Caliber

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2012 Dodge Caliber?

What to Know About 2012 Dodge Caliber Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Dodge Caliber, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Caliber could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Caliber maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2012 Dodge Caliber!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Dodge themselves. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Caliber perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2012 Dodge Caliber problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Dodge Caliber Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 2012 Dodge Caliber to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Caliber. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2012 Dodge Caliber. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Caliber may need a replacement battery sooner. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Dodge Caliber battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Caliber) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Dodge Caliber won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2012 Dodge Caliber running newer, longer. See Dodge's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2012 Caliber in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2012 Dodge Caliber? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Dodge Caliber steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Dodge Caliber suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Dodge Caliber's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Dodge Caliber maintenance, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Dodge Caliber engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Dodge Caliber radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2012 Dodge Caliber maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

2012 Dodge Caliber Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Dodge Caliber. Get answers to common Dodge Caliber maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Dodge Caliber? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2012 Caliber is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Dodge Caliber? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Dodge Caliber? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Dodge? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Dodge Caliber in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.