Let the i.g. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Service Department Get Your Vehicle Ready for Winter

Winter weather is right around the corner, and one thing you can do to ensure you don’t get stuck in nasty weather while you’re on the road is to be prepared ahead of time for snow and ice. Here in Delaware, it’s not unusual for us to experience some significant cold and precipitation throughout the winter months, so we encourage you to do a few important things that will offer you peace of mind during the blustery months of winter.

  • Make sure you have enough antifreeze to avoid system failure due to freezing. Have your system checked for leaks, and top off or install new coolant.
  • If you have a garage, we recommend using it to shelter your vehicle during winter months in order to protect your paint, avoid ice on the windshield, and prevent excess fluids and/or water in your radiator from freezing. If you don’t have a garage, consider investing in a car cover.
  • Inspect and replace windshield wipers, as needed, and change your windshield wiper fluid to one that has antifreeze added to prevent freezing when cleaning.
  • Check your tires for proper tread and air. Maintaining traction in winter months is an important step to keep you and your passengers safe; without enough tread, your tires won’t be able to gain enough traction, and slick roads can become treacherous. Ensure your tires are properly inflated and have enough tread to be safely driven in inclement weather.
  • Have your vehicle’s systems inspected including battery, hoses, brake and headlights, heating and cooling systems, etc. before winter months and possibly dangerous weather setting in.
  • Have an emergency kit on-hand in your vehicle; dry matches and candles, a flashlight with extra batteries, blankets, water, and no-perishable snacks can be essential items if you become stranded during a winter storm.

Our service department is happy to recommend more ways to prepare your vehicle for winter, and we can help you determine which services your car, truck, or SUV may need. Give us a call or stop by, and be ready for winter weather before it gets here!

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