10,000-Mile Service - 2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test

2013 Dodge Dart Rallye: 10,000-Mile Service

May 28, 2013

2013 Dodge Dart Rallye

Seems several cars in the long-term fleet are coming up for service. This time it was our 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye, which is rapidly approaching the 10,000-mile mark.

As is our custom for the Dodge nameplate, we took the car to Buerge Chrysler Jeep (yes, they do Dodges too). The service advisor, a Mr. Ortiz, was adamant that it could be done that afternoon. And anyway, the 10,000-mile service is usually an easy one: oil and filter, tire pressures to spec, general inspection of important moving parts. The department's service record for this car indicated that it had previously had its tires rotated so they wouldn't need to do that. I didn't argue.

We got the call maybe an hour and a half later. Car done as promised. Score one for Buerge.

Total Cost: $52.78

Total Days Out of Service: 1/2

Karl Funke, Associate Vehicle Coordinator @ 9,898 miles


  • I still find it interesting that the FR-S is still the only non-premium vehicle in the fleet that "costs" $130.00 for an oil change. The Dart even requires 5W-40 synthetic and its still only $53.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Hey, Karl...I think the tires were rotated very early in the car's life, right after track testing. Probably at around 2,000 miles. So if you don't get them done now, they're not going to be done again until 20,000 miles. 18,000 miles between rotations is too long.

  • nukedetroit nukedetroit Posts:

    What about the A/C issues?

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