Chrysler Service: Getting Your Car Ready for Winter Road Trips

December 11th, 2023 by

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If you’re planning on taking long trips this winter, make sure you’re prepared. Take these simple steps, then stop into Prestige Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM and have our Chrysler service team get you ready today!

Prepare an Emergency Kit

Snow may be less of a problem in Nevada, but you can still easily get caught in an emergency during winter—especially on the road. Desert temperatures can reach freezing, so pack a personal heater and warm clothes, and make sure you have charging cables, mobile battery packs, or another way to stay charged up. A first aid kit can also be a lifesaver in case of a serious accident or injury.

Check Your Tire Pressure

Cold weather can play havoc with tire pressure, especially when it drops rapidly. A good rule of thumb is that you lose one PSI of tire pressure for each ten-degree drop in temperature. If your car doesn’t have an automatic tire pressure monitoring system, bring a tire gauge when you head out and ensure you have enough pressure. A portable air compressor can keep your vehicle running at its best if you don’t.

Test Your Systems

The best time to check your heating system is working well is before the weather gets dangerously cold. Turn on the heat and pay attention to how long the cabin takes to warm up. If you notice any unusual smells or sounds, bring it in for maintenance sooner rather than later.

Get Winterized at Prestige Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM

Winter is harsh, and winter road trips can push cars to their limits. Come into Prestige Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, your Las Vegas Chrysler dealership, and have our expert team prepare your vehicle for the weather ahead today!

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