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 creates wear. Start fresh in the Spring!
Cooling System –
Would you believe the most common cause of summer breakdowns is overheating? The cooling system should be flushed and refilled with factory approved coolant. The coolant level and condition should be checked at every oil change. Remember – never remove the radiator cap until the engine has cooled.
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.
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.
Batteries typically last 3-5 years, and winter time failures are common due to increase cold-starting electrical loads. The best way to identify a weak batter is with professional test equipment. Routine care can help make your battery last longer.
Winter has less sunlight so your headlights will be on much more often. Inspect all lights and replace and burned out bulbs.
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.