New Jersey winters can be brutal on cars, so keeping up with routine MOPAR® service and maintenance is vital to help your vehicle run at peak performance. One of the differences you’ll find at this time of year is that your car might need different fluids than usual. Lester Glenn Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM FIAT explains how to beat the cold and stay ready for the road.

What Fluids Does Your Car Need in Wintertime?

Your car requires the same fluids no matter the time of year; they include motor oil, brake fluid, automatic transmission fluid, and power steering fluid. However, when the temperature drops and snow starts falling, your car may need different formulations of those fluids to perform as expected.

When you bring your vehicle to our New Jersey dealership to winterize, our MOPAR® service technicians will switch your antifreeze to a cold-weather formulation that is less prone to freezing. We’ll do the same with your wiper fluid so you can keep your windshield clear of ice, salt, and dirt during the cold months. We may suggest a lower-viscosity motor oil, and we’ll inspect your other lines and reservoirs to ensure no water is present.

While gasoline isn’t something you’d typically think of as one of the car’s fluids, it’s still worth considering. You should make sure your gas tank is always at least half full. If you only have a little gas in the tank during subfreezing days and nights, the gasoline could freeze and cause significant issues.

MOPAR® Service in Toms River, NJ

MOPAR® fluids are specifically designed and produced for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM, and FIAT vehicles, so it’s important to trust only professional MOPAR® service technicians to winterize your car. And we’ve got you covered! Schedule an appointment at the Lester Glenn Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM FIAT service center today.