Winter is in full swing, and here at your Vicksburg, MI Jeep®, RAM, Dodge, and Chrysler dealership, we know all the hazards that can come with a Michigan winter. From icy roads to scraping snow, winter is never the most fun time to be driving. But even winter driving is better than not driving at all. Trying to start your car on a cold morning only to find out the battery has died is one of the least pleasant–but unfortunately most common–winter driving experiences. But you can reduce the likelihood of an unpleasant morning surprise with a little bit of preventative maintenance for your car battery.

One of the first things to check is the voltage. Many batteries can still run while at a lower than normal voltage, so this is a great way to spot problems before they start. If you find your voltage is low, the technicians at our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM service center can help diagnose the issue, and figure out if they can boost your battery back up to full power, or if it’s time to think about a new battery. Another major cause of battery problems is the wiring. Build-ups of sulfuric acid and faulty connections can keep a battery that’s in great shape from doing its job properly. Some basic cleaning and re-installation of the clamps can often fix the problem, and our technicians can help with that as well.

Just these quick and easy steps can help keep your battery running longer, and ensure your winter mornings go smoothly. A little maintenance can go a long way for every battery, whether it’s in a new Dodge Charger or a used Jeep Cherokee. Portage, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek drivers can get expert advice on maintaining their battery here at Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.