If you have purchased a Dodge Caravan in the past then you know what a dependable van it is, but you also know that to keep it in tip top shape you need to do some basic things. Chances are that you learned these things the hard way, that is unfortunate. The good news is that you are now in a position to help other people avoid the same mistakes you made. Just check out our forum for more info on that.
If you are just now looking to purchase one of these mini vans or you already have then you need to listen up and start treating your van the right way now.
First of all you need to make sure that you do your homework. This means reading all that you can get your hands on concerning this vehicle. You need to know all of the top things to avoid and the most important things to do on a regular basis.
For example, oil changes. Your Dodge Caravan needs regular oil changes to keep the engine running the way it should. You can either do this yourself-it is a rather easy job-or you can take the van to a garage and have it done for you right there. You can oftentimes even wait while the oil is changed, it only takes 15-20 minutes to change the oil in a vehicle including a Dodge Caravan.
You also need to learn about all of the other fluids that your van will swallow up. There is transmission fluid, coolant, windshield washer fluid and brake fluid. These are all important to your safety on the road and all of these need to be checked regularly.
Getting a good resource book on your Dodge Caravan is a wonderful way to have everything you need to know at your fingertips. Sites like this one and others such as http://www.2carpros.com/makes/dodge/caravan.htm will also help you attend to specific needs of your van.
Take the time you need to read about your van and all of the things that need to be done to take care of it. It really is easy to do and if you make sue of Dodge Caravan sites like ours it is even free. The library is another free source of info that you can use whenever you need to. They have more automotive books than you can count and you can take them home for as long as you need them.