Keep your vehicle in peak condition all year by following these seasonal tips.
Time for some post-winter clean-up in the Spring!
- Tires – Make sure you change from your snow or winter tires to regular all season. This is a perfect time to rotate them to extend the life of the set. This is one of the most important all seasons maintenance steps!
- Wiper Blades – Cold temps are hard on rubber components and when salt comes into the mix, it deteriorates even faster. Make sure you check the wiper fluid, too!
- Examine Your Brakes – Listen for brake noises such as grinding, chatter, or squeals. Even if you don’t hear anything, it always helps to have a Mopar certified technician to determine the wear on the pads or drums. We get used to worn-down brakes without noticing.
- Check all fluids – Top off as necessary. Winter driving conditions require your engine to work harder and condensation can cause moisture buildup in the engine and create wear. Start fresh in the Spring with all seasons maintenance with our service center near Andrews!
Summer’s heat, dust, and stop-and-go traffic can take a real toll on your vehicle.
- Air Conditioning – You probably want your a/c to blow cold so if it’s not, you’ll want this examined at your dealer’s service department. Schedule an appointment with our certified mechanics for winter car tips and more today!
- Cooling System – You probably want your a/c to blow cold so if it’s not, you’ll want this examined at your dealer’s service department. Get the best car a/c service at our Midland-area dealer.
- Oils – The hot weather can be hard on your oil and engine in addition to the extra summer miles you’ll be driving. Make sure you’re getting your regular interval scheduled oil changes and all seasons maintenance!
- Brakes – Always be inspecting your brakes and feel for any pulsations, grabbing, noises, or increased stopping distances. If you notice anything, make sure you schedule an appointment for your dealer to look at.
Fall & Winter Maintenance
Here are some winter car tips we recommend doing for the fall and winter.
- Heater/Defroster – The heater and defroster must be in good working condition for passenger comfort and driver visibility. If you have any issues with car a/c maintenance, now is the time to get this looked at by your dealer. Stay warm and see out of your windshield.
- Battery – Batteries typically last 3-5 years, and Wintertime failures are common due to increase cold-starting electrical loads. The best way to identify a weak batter is with professional test equipment. One of the best Winter car tips we can give you is routine care can help make your battery last longer.
- Lights – Winter has less sunlight so your headlights will be on much more often. Inspect all lights and replace and burned-out bulbs. Learn more Winter car tips by visiting our service center today! Contact us for more information!
- Wiper Blades – Cold temps are hard on rubber components and when salt comes into the mix, it deteriorates even faster. Make sure you check the wiper fluid, too! Start winter with a fresh set and feel confident that you’ll be able to take on the salty slush.
- Carry Emergency Gear – Gloves, boots, blankets, flares, a small shovel, sand or kitty litter, tire chains, and a flashlight. Also, keep snacks and water just in case.