Summer’s high temperatures not only affect you, but they also affect your car. Here at Lester Glenn Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we want to help our drivers in the Toms River, NJ area get the most out of their vehicle this summer while also staying safe. 

That’s why we’re offering up a few summer car maintenance tips to help you accurately keep an eye on your vehicle during the warmer weather. Whether you’re driving a new 2020 Jeep Gladiator or not, a little work goes a long way.

With the higher temperatures, your battery is susceptible to the elements so, you’ll want to check it to make sure your battery is securely mounted to cut down on severe vibration. The experts at our service center would be happy to look at this for you. After we check the mounting, we’ll remove the clamps and carefully clean any grime and build up your battery may have acquired during the winter.

You can also take steps to keep your engine cool. Your coolant system is vital during the summer months as it keeps your engine from overheating. However, your coolant system needs to be flushed periodically, so it’s smart to regularly check your coolant levels and keep tabs on how long it’s been since you last got a flush. 

Another often overlooked task is to keep your tires properly inflated. Changes in temperature affect your tires, and improperly inflated tires can cause damage and affect your vehicle’s performance. Occasionally check your tire pressure and tire treads to ensure your tires are up to the task.

Finally, be sure to visit our Toms River, NJ service center for all your vehicle needs this summer. Our expert technicians will identify any issue and get you quickly back on the road. We believe that taking a little time to ensure everything is working properly can save you big in the long run.