Summer is a busy time. With warming temperatures and school holidays, many Dowagiac, MI residents will be busy with numerous activities, including summer vacations! If you are hitting the road this summer, it is important to ensure your vehicle is summer-ready. Heat and sun can affect different components of your vehicle. At Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we recommend scheduling a checkup if you haven’t yet this year to make sure everything is in tip-top shape.

One of the main components you will want to check is your tires. Heat can cause problems for your tires, from inflation to tread. Did you know that your tires could lose or gain 1 PSI (pound per square inch) for every 10ºF change in temperature? We are used to seeing large temperature fluctuations in Three Rivers, MI during the summer! Proper tire inflation is essential to your cars overall health and safety. Properly inflated tires can lead to improved fuel economy, increased handling and safety, more responsive braking, and a smoother ride. With the right amount of tire inflation, your vehicle has the best possible contact between its tires and the road. Even with proper tire care, tires have a limited lifespan. As a general average, most tires are considered to have a life of between 25,000 and 50,000 miles before they need to be replaced.

Other components to pay special attention to in the summer include your windshield wipers, wiper fluid, car battery, and air conditioning system.

If you have questions about your vehicle or require maintenance you can trust the expert technicians at our Dodge service center. You will always receive quality service and affordable prices. We hope you enjoy the summer months ahead and look forward to welcoming you to our Chrysler dealership soon!