Preventative Winter Service for Your Jeep
Harsh winters are a reality when living in or commuting to and from Indianapolis, and the cold weather isn’t just a problem for frost-nipped fingers either. Some preparation is important to keep your Jeep running safely when the temperature drops and the snow starts coming down.
If you own a Wrangler, the first thing you should do is clean and store your soft top and switch it out for a hard top. All Jeep drivers should also consider installing mud flaps and adding floor mats to protect your Jeep from salt and muddy slush.
Other recommended winter service for Jeep owners includes:
- Take your vehicle in for a battery test – cold weather can wreak havoc on batteries with a weak charge.
- Check your tire tread depth — even Jeep’s 4×4 systems can have trouble in the snow if your tires are bald and unable to supply traction.
- Switch to winter windshield wipers.
- Check for leaks and replace your fluids with winter blends — this includes your engine oil, windshield washer fluid, and coolant. An ideal mix for the coolant is 50% antifreeze and 50% water.
- Consider adding an engine block heater if your area gets especially cold.
- Tighten all bolts and grease fittings and seals.
Our auto service department can help you with any of these tasks.
Lastly, we suggest carrying basic supplies in case you get stuck. These include an ice scraper and snowbrush, and can be extended to a shovel, bag of sand or cat litter to help with traction, tow straps, extra windshield washer fluid, and a blanket, candle, and matches.
Have questions about how you can prepare your Jeep for winter? Contact us online or by phone at (877) 727-4915 today.