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Cabin Air Filter. Does It Even Do Anything?

We asked our Service Advisor, Cortney, what maintenance can our customers be doing that would make the biggest impact ? The cabin air filer, or “the forgotten filter” is the most economical purchase for your vehicle, that not only effects the long term health of your valuable vehicle, but the health of the driver and passengers too.

Effects of a Dirty Cabin Air Filter on Your Car and Passengers

  • Reduced HVAC System Efficiency: A dirty filter hinders airflow, leading to decreased air circulation and airflow from the vents, especially at higher fan speeds.
  • Poor Air Quality: Clogged filters allow contaminants to bypass the filter, diminishing air quality inside the car and potentially causing discomfort and health issues, especially for passengers with allergies or respiratory conditions.
  • Increased Strain on HVAC Components: A dirty filter forces the HVAC system to work harder, straining components like the blower motor and air conditioning compressor, which may lead to premature wear and costly repairs.
  • Fogged Windows: Reduced airflow can result in foggy windows, affecting visibility and safety, particularly in cold or humid conditions.
  • Unpleasant Odors: Accumulated dirt and bacteria on a dirty filter can produce unpleasant odors, making the driving experience less enjoyable for passengers.
    Regular maintenance and timely filter replacements are crucial to maintain optimal performance, comfort, and safety for you and your passengers.

Regular maintenance and timely filter replacements are crucial to maintain optimal performance, comfort, and safety for you and your passengers. Keeping your cabin air filter clean is not only beneficial for your car but also for the health and well-being of everyone on board. By ensuring that your filter is clean and functioning properly, you can enjoy improved air circulation, better air quality, and a more pleasant driving experience. Remember, a small filter can make a big difference in your car’s performance and the comfort of your passengers. So, stay proactive and keep your cabin air filter clean for a smoother and more enjoyable ride.

7 Simple Reasons to Service at Beattie Dodge Jeep

Planning Ahead

In the world of automotive care, dealership maintenance stands out as the ultimate choice. Despite the convenience of other options, dealership service offers unmatched expertise, genuine parts, and advanced technology. Let’s explore why it’s the best decision for ensuring your vehicle’s longevity and performance.

Your vehicle purchase is the second largest purchase in life next to a home. With a sizeable investment in a vehicle whose resale value depreciates quickly, proper upkeep and maintenance is critical. You have dozens of different options to choose from when doing maintenance on your new purchase. With so many options available, why is going to an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) dealership still your best choice? Here are 7 simple reasons to bring your new vehicle back to Beattie dodge Jeep for service.

1. Warranty


Only an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) dealership like Beattie Dodge Jeep will be able to honor your vehicle’s factory warranty. A non-OEM garage will not be aware of your vehicle’s factory warranty and you could end up paying for repairs that we can cover at no charge to you.

2. Genuine Mopar Parts

OEM Mopar parts are made specifically for your vehicle and are designed to make your vehicle perform at the peak of its efficiency. You have the peace of mind of knowing that the parts going on your vehicle are designed for your vehicle and come with a warranty. Remember, less expensive after-market parts can sometimes mean more expensive repairs down the road. Mopar Parts are better quality and can be a bit higher in price but they will last longer and fit better— not like aftermarket parts like those sold at quick lube shops.

3. Certified & Specialized Technicians

When your vehicle is being repaired at our dealerships, you’ll receive service from certified technicians. This means that they have been trained by the manufacturer and are able to fix problems with your vehicle more efficiently than someone who isn’t Chrysler Certified. Chrysler Certified Technicians are also more likely to be able to diagnose issues with your vehicle because they have been trained and have experience with our brand!

The end result means less time and money wasted on unnecessary work.

Mike Ayerst- Shop Forman

4. Advanced Diagnostic Equipment

Beattie Dodge Jeep stock advanced diagnostic equipment specifically programmed to your brand’s various makes and models. That means your vehicle’s issues can be diagnosed more accurately and quickly saving you time and money. Without this diagnostic equipment a non-OEM garage will most often make an “educated guess” as to the problem your vehicle might be experiencing. Don’t leave your vehicle’s health to “educated guesses”.

Get it fixed RIGHT the first time.

5. Specialized Resources

One of the key resources we have other than physical tools is access to resources like Techline. Techline combines the knowledge of thousands of certified Chrysler technicians across Canada and the U.S. to problem solve and list commonly known issues. Experience and knowledge makes a huge difference when servicing your vehicle.

Beattie Dodge Jeep has also invested in over $750,000 of specialty tools Specifically made for Specific vehicles. Without these tools a technician Cannot complete the job correctly.

6. Personalized Small Town Service

As a local family run business that has been in the heart of downtown Brockville for over 40 years, your customer experience means everything to us. We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with out valued clients. Our Dealerships will take the time to know you AND your vehicle’s unique needs by:

  • Completing no cost recalls or updates to your vehicle. These recalls/updates can vary in urgency but it’s always a smart idea to have your vehicle up to date with any recalls.
  • We offer a maintenance schedule specific to your vehicle which in the long run SAVES YOU MONEY
  • We offer pick up and Drop Off for service.
  • We have a Valet Parking Service
  • Our Advisors go the extra mile to engage with each client and keep your records stored in our Dealer Management System so we always know your vehicles history.

7. Resale Value

We will always try and get you the most for your trade in, especially if we have been been providing service on that vehicle. Having a full list of service records from a reputable dealership can actually increase the value of your vehicle when you go to sell it down the line. Seeing service records of consistent maintenance from a dealership shows potential buyers that your car is in great shape and has the records to prove it.

We Have a Trade-In Bonus Cash program when you do your maintenance at Beattie.

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The Beattie Difference

“At Beattie Dodge Jeep and Price Point Auto, we work hard to know you and know your vehicle. We are a locally owned, community minded Dealership that will go out of our way to personalize your Client experience. And if problems happen, where else can you talk directly to the owner? Thank- you for trusting your vehicle purchase to us. We don’t see you as a customer- we see you as a client!”

Kevin Beattie- President

Client Referral Program

It Pays to Shop Local at Beattie Dodge Jeep in Brockville

Our Referral program is to reward happy customers for positive feedback and referrals to Beattie Dodge Jeep. Encourages earning money through recommendations. Focus on ensuring enjoyable and rewarding car shopping experience.

How Does it Work?

The Referral Program works by sharing your positive experience at Brockville Beattie Dodge Jeep with your family and friends. Simply refer them to the Salesperson you dealt with. If that Salesperson successfully sells a vehicle to your referral, you will receive a monetary reward. The more successful referrals you do, the more money you can make!

What Are The Rules?

  • The Referral must ask for your Salesperson by name and tell us that you sent them before the Sales Process begins.
  • Previous customers cannot be Referrals. If someone has bought a unit from us before, the referral does not qualify for pay out.
  • In the event that your Salesperson is not at the dealership when you come in, instruct your referral to inform any of our Sales Managers which Salesperson they have been referred to and who referred them and they will facilitate the reward for you.
Beattie Client Referral pay program
Beattie Client Referral pay program