Something to pad the dealer's bottom line most likely.I received a card in the mail from my dealer saying that they recommend my car have the fuel system serviced. 2010 R/T; 130,000 miles. Anyone know what that is? I didn't see this listed in the manual maintenance schedule.
Well, it can't hurt but it can.Yep, they are just trying to get you into the service Dept with the hopes you’ll
A) purchase the service they advertised in the flyer
B) purchase other services they advise are needed or necessary based upon an inspection they perform upon arrival.
Will any of it benefit you and/or the car? Sure, certainly won’t hurt.
Is any of it required to keep the warranty or otherwise follow the factory recommended service schedule? Eh, not so much...but can’t hurt! ?
nope, not without replacing the fuel pump(s).Thanks for the advice. Believe it or not, this is my first car with fuel injection(!).
I joined this forum shortly after buying the car and according to the posts on fuel system, I don't believe the car has a replaceable fuel filter.
Good for them, yes. You won't find fuel system on your maintenance schedule because it's not required, nor needed. If you want, run a bottle of BG 44k through a full tank. It likely won't do much either, but it's a heck of a lot cheaper!I have to check my Challenger maintenance schedule for my warranty but the advisor didn't say it was required just something the dealer thinks would be good.
For your car and what services are due at 30K to 36K miles I refer you to the maintenance/service schedule in the owners manual.My service advisor recommended the complete fuel service today. I'm at 32,000 miles. It is 300 plus tax. He says they dissemble and clean the throttle body, combustion chamber cleaning, foaming liquid through intake to break down carbon (fuel injection) something like that. It seems like from this thread and Fuel Systems Service at Dealership the suggestion is to buy fuel system cleaner and pouring it into the tank. And unless there is something that signifies an issue with the fuel system it seems like a waste of money, doesn't hurt but would probably favor other preventative services.
I have to check my Challenger maintenance schedule for my warranty but the advisor didn't say it was required just something the dealer thinks would be good. Should I have declined the service for the fuel system? Is using Costco and Shell gasoline 91 octane good enough and occasionally using a fuel system cleaner? Would using a fuel system cleaner void warranty?
At 30,000 - 36,000 are there any services you'd recommend besides the oil and filter change?