ROUTINE MAINTENANCE QUESTION

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  1. Richard S

    Richard S New Member

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    I have a 2014 Chrysler 300S I bought new, it has a tad under 30,000 miles on it.
    I was at the Dealer (who I bought it from) for it's 30K Mile Maintenance.

    The Service Adviser came over to me with a list of "Recommended Preventative Maintenance" items that
    he wanted me to do today.

    They were:

    Replace Brake Fluid; Cost $110. This was Recommended to avoid getting water in the Brake Fluid.
    I live in the Sonoran Desert, lucky if we get 3" of rain a year.

    Replace Rear End Differential Fluid; Cost $129. Even though I commented on Chryslers schedule to
    "Check" it at 60K Miles, he send it was "Preventative".

    And Last ... a 3 Step Fuel System Cleaning; Cost $250. Again a "Preventative" measure. The car runs
    fine, there is no skip or vibration from the engine.

    I questioned these "Preventative Measures" and all I got was that this was recommended by the Dealer.

    Are these items a common Maintenance item for a 2014 Chrysler with 30K miles on it ??

    Thanks,

    Richard S.
     
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    jkelly16 Hey y'all, watch this! Administrator Moderator

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    I always go by the recommendation listed in the owners manual or what's listed for your vehicle on mother Mopars site unless the car is being used for severe service. That fuel treatment I know is only so they can make some $$$.
     
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    Got a link to ..."mother Mopars"... site ? I should read up more on what they say.

    Thanks,

    rs
     
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    jkelly16 Hey y'all, watch this! Administrator Moderator

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    in the 5 years i worked at a chrysler dealership none of my friends who were service writers ever bugged me about getting that stuff done. take it with a grain of salt
     
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    One other thing I noticed, in their fervor to UpSell me all that stuff, they didn't replace the Engine Air Filter (which is specifically
    called out in the Maintenance Schedule). $25 and 15 minutes later I replaced it. The old filter was pretty bad, couldn't see a
    flashlight shining through it.

    Maybe I'll put it on my To-Do list every 20K miles.

    Time to find a new shop for my maintenance.

    Thanks for the replies,

    Richard S.
     

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