Prepping Your Car for Spring
At Jack Powell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we are fortunate to have our fair share of good weather. San Diego, CA is a city with plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures. Though, it can get very hot as we make our way into spring and summer. While it may not come immediately to mind, warmer temperatures can affect your vehicle and it’s important that you take steps to ensure your vehicle is warm weather ready.
We highly recommend regular car check-ups and spring could be the perfect time to perform an inspection on your vehicle as well as giving it a good clean. One thing you want to check regularly is the air pressure and tread on your tires. While the weather here allows us to keep all-season or summer tires on our vehicles year round, it is still important to continually check the air pressure and wear on the tires. Proper tire inflation assures the best possible contact between the tires and the road. An improperly inflated tire can overheat, potentially leading to a blowout on the highway.
Inspect other areas of your vehicle such as the air conditioning system and the wiper fluid and wiper blades. The rubber on your wiper blades can dry out in the heat, so it is important to have your wiper blades in good condition. Once you turn your A/C system on, pay attention to any strange noises or odors. If you suspect something strange, bring your vehicle to your Poway, CA area Dodge dealership and let the expert technicians inspect your vehicle.
The expert car service center at our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM dealership is ready to help you with all of your warmer weather vehicle needs. We will perform a full tune-up on your car and make sure it has the correct oil, the engine coolant is clear, and that all the belts and hoses are in good condition. We’ll also check to make sure all the parts of your car battery are functioning properly, as the battery tends to work even harder in the hot summer months. It is easy to schedule a service appointment online, and our technicians work extended hours to work around your busy schedule. We also have an extensive inventory of authentic OEM parts to help fix or equip your vehicle to as new of condition as possible. We hope to see you soon!