I've taken pretty good care of this car and it's served me well. Even with 123,000 miles, it looks amazingly good. I put a new suspension system on the car last year (carriage mounts, struts with coils all around).
If a Chrysler mechanic can do what I think he can, I'd like to have my
car hooked up to their diagnostic machines and printouts of anything
that might be wrong. I've heard there are updates to the computer that
impact such things as fuel mileage and transmission shifting. I've never
been called for any such updates. Specifically, I'd like to make sure I
have no power loss in any cylinder and the transmission is shifting
properly. I do feel a slight hesitation - like a little bump - when it
shifts from low to drive. Around 15 - 20 MPH I'd say. And over the past
6000 - 8000 miles my MPG has slipped about 0.5 MPG but there has been a
change in driving pattern which probably accounts for that (less long
distance; more short with stop and go).
Does it make sense to do this and if so, what can I expect to spend for
such a thorough checkup?
- posted 9 years ago