Winter season is here, and if you haven’t already Legacy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram thinks it’s important that you get your vehicle ready for the rest of winter now. Making sure your vehicle is winterized is a smart idea. It won’t take long, and will avoid a lot of unnecessary repairs due to winter in the long run. No one want’s to break down in the middle of frigid temperatures stranded with unexpected emergency car repairs. If you have the skill use some of these simple tips you can do from home or have a professional do it for you:
Get it done now
Cold weather can make existing problems worse. If you have been waiting to get a much needed tune up or other issue, it’s best to do it now. Severe temperatures will just make problems worse.
Heat is a top priority when the cold weather sets in. Make sure the heater and defrosters are all in good working condition. If you break down, this sometimes may be the only way to keep warm. Don’t forget to always keep warm gloves and an ice scrapper on hand for the freezing temperatures.
Be sure to all fluids are topped off, and your oil has been changed in a timely manner.
Check you cooling system
Antifreeze is used to protect car, especially when winter temperatures hit. If you have existing cooling system leaks, get them fix now.
Change out the wiper blades
Many don’t know there is such a thing as Winter wipers. This is a great way to cut through snow and ice buildup on your windshield. Change them out now, and take them off in the spring. Don’t use them all year round. Winter wipers are heavy, and if you use them all the time you’ll wear out the wiper motor.
Keep the tank full
Keep the gas tank full during the cold winter months. This will avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines. Plus if you get stranding this may be your only way of keeping warm, and your going to need the gas to keep the car warm. Always keep a bottle of dry gas in the trunk during the winter.
Check the battery
The winter can be hard on batteries, get it checked now to be sure it’s in top working condition. Make sure to keep jumper cables or a jumper box in the trunk for emergencies.
Make sure to switch your summer tires over to winter tires. Have the tread and tire pressure checked as well.
When winter hits it’s best to be prepared ahead of time. It might also be a great idea to think about getting an emergency car kit or creating one of your own. I recommend Resqme and Flared.