Extreme heat can deteriorate the strength of a vehicle’s battery, much like extreme cold. Check under the hood for any signs of corrosion on the battery terminals and clean those off safely. You should also perform a health test on the battery to see if it needs to be replaced. If you’re not sure how to do this, bring your Jeep® to our knowledgeable team at Downtown CDJR.
Check the tires
Leaves, rain, and snow all make roads slippery. The tires of your Jeep® ensure that you have enough traction to get through all of that. Check the air pressure of the tires to see if they are over- or underinflated. Either issue can cause problems, so you’ll want to be sure that you’re adhering to the manufacturer’s suggested air pressure.
Replace the windshield wipers
After sitting in the sun, your Jeep®’s windshield wipers might be dried out and cracked. If you notice any tears or rips in the rubber pieces that touch the windshield, you will want to have those replaced as soon as possible. Leaving worn down windshield wipers attached could eventually scratch the windshield glass and create poor visibility when it rains.
Here at Downtown CDJR, our goal is to make sure you’re ready for anything that comes your way when you’re driving in your vehicle. Stop by and see us in Toronto for any questions you may have or for any of these maintenance issues.
Sanitizing your vehicle is a great way to protect yourself and your passengers from the spread of viruses and other illnesses. Start with these three tips to enjoy improved cleanliness and peace of mind as you drive.
Make sure you wash each of your vehicle’s high-touch areas. The
climate controls, touch screens, steering wheel, shift knobs, lock buttons,
interior and exterior door handles, and all other frequently touched surfaces
should be wiped down with disinfecting wipes or an alcohol-based cleaner and
Clean all of your vehicle’s hard interior surfaces,
including the dashboard, centre console, door panels, and windows. Even if an
area hasn’t been touched, you or a passenger may have recently coughed or
sneezed on it. You’ll also want to sanitize soft surfaces like seats, carpets,
and headliners. Make sure you’re using appropriate, non-bleach-based products
that won’t damage the upholstery.
Keep your vehicle
Once you finish your initial sanitization steps, prioritize
keeping up with cleanliness. Keep disinfecting wipes in your vehicle and use
them regularly on high-touch surfaces. It’s also a good idea to apply hand
sanitizer before entering your vehicle and after getting out.
Still have questions about the best products or processes for sanitizing your vehicle? Get in touch with our service department here at Downtown Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Snow is quickly becoming a thing of the past as we say goodbye to winter. As the temperatures begin to rise, it’s time to start thinking about getting your vehicle ready for spring. Here are some spring maintenance tips to keep in mind as you prepare for warmer weather.
Switch out your winter tires
Spring means less snow and ice. It also means that you no longer need the extra traction your winter tires provide. Bring your car in to Downtown Chrysler to get your winter tires switched out for all-season ones.
Give your vehicle a spring cleaning
Salt and winter grime build up over the course of the cold season, potentially leading to rust and other damage. Give your car a thorough cleaning both inside and out to get yourself ready for the spring — and don’t forget the undercarriage.
Check your fluids
Make sure your vehicle is up to date on its routine maintenance and check its vital fluids, including oil, coolant, and wiper fluid.
Get your brakes checked out
Winter road conditions can affect your braking system, so make sure you get it checked out as the weather warms up. That way, you can be confident that your vehicle will stop the way you need it to.
Put these steps on your to-do list for spring, and be sure to visit our top-notch service department here at Downtown Chrysler for all your vehicle’s maintenance needs.
New Year’s Day is almost upon us — have you considered what your resolutions will be for 2020? While losing weight and getting healthier are common options, keep these New Year’s resolution for drivers in mind as well.
Remember your car’s regular maintenance. Part of car
ownership is making sure that your vehicle gets its regular oil changes and
tire rotations. It can be easy to put these simple tasks off, though. This year
try to stick to your car’s maintenance schedule as closely as possible to
ensure your vehicle stays in working order.
Be eco-friendlier. With climate change continually
having a spotlight in global news, why not try and do your part to help out?
Start practicing eco-friendly driving habits. Along with splurging on a new
hybrid model like the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, you could also stop idling in
rush-hour traffic, decelerate and accelerate more smoothly, or opt for public
Go on your dream road trip. 2020 sounds like the
perfect year for an adventure. Stop putting off that long trip you’ve been
wanting to take and make it a reality. Create a bucket list filled to the brim
with road trip destinations throughout Canada and head out for an adventure.
Here at Downtown Chrysler, we wish you success in the New Year as you strive to make your goals a reality.
As winter’s cold starts to edge out the brisk autumn air, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your vehicle for lower temperatures. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of ways you can get your car ready for winter.
Switch out tires. During the winter, the roads become
slick with ice, snow, and rain. Get the best traction ever and let Downtown
Chrysler switch out your all-season tires for winter ones. They will help
improve your grip on the road as the weather gets worse.
Prepare yourself. Emergencies happen when you least
expect them to, which is why you should have an emergency kit in your car with
items like a shovel, jumper cables, ice scraper, a flashlight, a bag of sand,
flares, and warm clothing.
Check your battery. When temperatures drop, so does
the efficiency of your battery. If you’re due to get a new battery, have it
installed before winter sets in.
Fill your car’s fluids. Fluids are important to keep your car running — and will help it stay in tiptop shape throughout the winter. Top off your windshield wiper fluid to help keep your visibility up, and fill your antifreeze to the appropriate level.