The very best way to keep your vehicle safe is with routine RAM service, and that’s especially true in inclement weather or the tough driving conditions of winter. That’s why our team here at Lester Glenn Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM provides such a comprehensive menu of service tasks, and why we’re sharing all you need to know about preparing your vehicle for winter driving. Here are a few simple steps to take to protect your vehicle all season long.
Check Wipers and Headlights
One of the most important things when it comes to safety is visibility. Winter days are much shorter, which means you’ll be driving in the dark more often. For that reason, it’s a good idea to inspect the headlights and replace the bulbs, if needed. You’ll also want to make sure you can see in snow, hail, or rain, by inspecting and replacing the wipers.
Inspect the Battery
In temperatures below freezing, batteries can lose up to 50% of their capacity. Before the true cold sets in, it’s best to check your battery capacity and life. If capacity is starting to dwindle, it may be useful to replace your battery in time for winter driving.
Check the Hoses and Belts
There are several different hoses and belts in your RAM truck, and each one is essential to the function of your vehicle. That said, hoses and belts are prone to cracking, especially in very cold weather. They should be checked at the start of the season and throughout it for any signs of damage.
Change Your Tires
If you know you’ll be driving in snow or ice often, you may want to consider swapping out your all-season tires for winter tires. If you keep your all-season tires, it’s important to fill them regularly, as cold temperatures can contribute to a loss of tire pressure.
Schedule Winter RAM Service Lester Glenn Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM
You’ll find the RAM service team you can rely on right here at Lester Glenn Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. Schedule seasonal service at our Toms River dealership today!