How to Prepare your Jeep Wrangler for the Winter
With a few more months of winter left, it’s important to prepare your vehicle for winter weather conditions. Winterizing your Jeep Wrangler is one of the best things you can do to prepare for the oncoming snow, ice, and slush. Whether it’s taking some small steps or scheduling winter maintenance for your vehicle, winterizing can ensure the safety of you and your passengers when driving in wintry conditions. Prepare your 2022 Jeep Wrangler for cold weather with winter service now at Ray CDJR!
Install Winter Tires
Winter tires offer unique protections that other tires, including all-season tires, cannot. Jeep Wrangler winter tires feature deeper grooves and irregular edges to optimize the tire’s grip in snow, sleet, rain, and ice. All-season tires are also made for wet and dry conditions, meaning they will begin to stiffen and reduce traction in low temperatures. Winter tires have rubber made to remain flexible and soft even in cold temperatures, allowing you better traction and control on the road. Changing tires can be tricky, so it is recommended that you get them installed professionally.
Check Your Wrangler’s Fluid Levels
Because fluids, like wiper fluid, tend to be used quicker in the winter, preparing your Jeep for winter means you should replace or refill them as soon as possible. Replacing your vehicle’s coolant is key to safe driving because it’s important to have the correct antifreeze/water mixture to prevent fluid from freezing in your radiator. Mechanics also often recommend switching to a thinner oil if you live where temperatures drop below freezing.
Test Your Wrangler’s Battery
One of our most important Jeep Wrangler winter tips is to get your battery checked. Like your engine, your battery is more likely to die in the winter. Cold temperatures reduce your vehicle’s battery capacity, making it more susceptible to dying out. Checking your Wrangler’s battery is especially important now because winter is one of the most dangerous times for your battery to die out because you can get stuck on the side of the road during a snowstorm and/or extremely low temperatures. It’s recommended that you get your vehicle’s battery checked at a service center for full peace of mind.
Visit Ray CDJR!
Looking for a Jeep dealer near me? A premier Fox Lake car dealer, Ray Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram offers a wide selection of cars to help make the buying process easier and as quick as possible. Some say that we, here at Ray CDJR Fox Lake, have the largest selection of new and used Jeeps for sale near me. Our staff is waiting to help put you in the vehicle of your dreams. As Fox Lake’s Trusted Jeep Dealer, we’ve got you for Jeep winter maintenance! Or visit us today to check out the new Jeep Wrangler Winter Edition!