February 19th, 2019 by
Person scrubbing car seats with a brush

If you are a do-it-yourselfer in Orland Park or Mokena, or you just want to save some money on service, cleaning your car seats at home is simpler than you might think! Follow our step-by-step guide to cleaning your car interior, whether it be leather or fabric, and contact us at Bettenhausen CDJR if you have any…

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How to Check Your Transmission Fluid

January 11th, 2019 by
Mechanic with gloved hand holding wrench

Knowing how to check your transmission fluid makes the process quick, easy, and pain-free! Follow these steps to stop maintenance issues before they become serious problems: Turn the car on and warm up the engine to get the transmission fluid circulating. Locate the transmission fluid dipstick. On most front-wheel drive cars, you’ll find it just…

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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

December 11th, 2018 by
mechanic changing a car wheel.

For most vehicles, tires should be rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. While this is a good base interval, for exact figures on your model you should always check your owner’s manual. Still want to know more about tire rotation? Read through this simple guide from the folks at Bettenhausen CDJR, your Orland Park-area trusted service center. Schedule…

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Why is My Car Leaking?

September 11th, 2018 by
Car leaking fluid on pavement

If you’ve noticed that your vehicle is leaking while you’re driving around New Lenox, you probably have two questions on your mind: One, why is your car leaking? And two, what exactly is leaking from it? Our service team is here to share to answer these questions for you today. Schedule Service Check the Fluid Color…

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How To Tell If You Need New Brakes

February 23rd, 2018 by
2017 FIAT 500L Safety

Contact UsSchedule Service You have a set interval for an oil change, but brakes can wear out at different speeds. Fortunately, it’s easy to tell when your vehicle needs new brakes. Our service team knows the ins and outs of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Wagoneer vehicles, and can diagnose brake problems quickly and accurately. Be sure to schedule brake…

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How to Change a Flat Tire: The Right Tools and the Right Method

January 2nd, 2018 by
How to Change a Flat Tire, use the right tools and the right method

How to change a flat tire – it’s knowledge all drivers should have, and yet it’s a skill frequently spurned. That’s okay. Let’s go ahead and learn about: The Right Gear The Right Method Contact Us Schedule Service The Right Gear Firstly, have these items in your car: Jack Lug Wrench Fully Inflated Spare Tire…

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Top Five Reasons to Choose the Bettenhausen CDJR Service Center

December 5th, 2017 by
Three 2016 Fiat Models

When it comes to servicing your Fiat vehicle you have plenty of choices in and around Chicago, so why should you choose the Bettenhausen CDJR service center? That’s easy. State-Of-The-Art Equipment: Servicing modern vehicles takes the latest in advanced automotive technology, including specialized computers that can specifically diagnose and reset your Fiat’s connected equipment. Factory-Trained Technicians:…

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What Winter Maintenance Does Your Fiat Need?

December 1st, 2017 by
2018 Fiat 500X Winter Maintenance

The holidays are upon us and with them, road trips to visit family in Chicago, Naperville, and beyond. Before you hit the road to spread a little holiday cheer, complete your Fiat winter maintenance tasks this season: Check Your Lighting: Replace any burned-out bulbs and restore or replace any foggy or obscured lenses for best…

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