Just about everybody in and around Vicksburg, MI can agree that driving in the wintertime is not a fun experience in the northernmost states, which is why so many of us wait until summer to do the bulk of our leisure driving. Of course, just because winter is long over doesn’t mean that the damage those cold months did our vehicles just dissipates. Here at Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we want to make sure your 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, 2017 RAM 1500, and 2017 Jeep Cherokee drive the way they’re supposed to do this summer, and we can help by taking care of a few summer maintenance items for you:
Get Your Oil Changed – You’d be surprised how gunky your oil can get after a long winter’s use, but as your friendly neighborhood Chrysler dealership near Kalamazoo, MI, we’ll also make sure you get the best, most affordable full synthetic oil for the summer season, since that particular type is least likely to break down at higher temperatures.
Get An Engine Inspection – Engines have a lot of moving parts that can get damaged during the winter, so use the summer as a good opportunity to have a service tech check out belts, hoses, the air filter, the air conditioning system, and the PCV. Some things may need replacement, but better to replace now than break down on a road trip later.
Have Your Tires Looked At – While it’s easy enough to fill up your car’s tires with air, replacing a tire when the tread is too low can be significantly more challenging. Summer rains are fierce, and a tire with good tread will keep you stuck to the road when those slick conditions occur.
Do all of this, and your vehicle will be ready to go for some great road trips this summer!