Winter Jeep Care Tips
Baby, it’s cold outside and Michigan always gets whipped with extreme weather!
After living in Chicago, and visiting Michigan in the winter, I can just say, “I’d take a Chicago winter over that winter!”
Michigan, are you ready to experience the brunt of the season’s best weather?
Whether it’s snowing, icing, or both, one thing is certain winter is inbound!
For those of you that have a Jeep, you need these Winter Jeep Care Tips!
Remember, your Jeep needs love and attention before the brutal winter season takes charge.
Fuel up, clean up, and use my easy to do winter Jeep care tips to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape for every season.
Your Jeep has to get you from place to place, you do not want things to go wrong before you start your Jeep or while you are driving it!
Cold, breezy, brisk, blase days are ahead, so get ahead of them!
It’s time for preventative maintenance and a look at some new Jeeps.
Ready for easy to do winter Jeep care tips to help you move steadily along this season?
Easy To Do Winter Jeep Care Tips
Does this look familiar?
It’s a Michigan winter weather photo!
Are you ready for the snow?
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We own 3 Jeeps and each one is very different from the other.
NO matter the model, make, color, we make sure each Jeep is ready for the winter.
In many cases, a vehicle is more than a mode of transportation, it’s an investment.
That’s why it’s so important to take proper care of it.
Consider the following easy-to-do car care tips, which help to ensure top vehicle performance.
We depend on our Jeeps to take us over the hills and through the woods, don’t you?
Jeeps Are Great For Winter and Summer
It goes without saying there it’s always good to visit your local Jeep dealership for regular maintenance and a once over before a new season, especially winter!
Your local Jeep dealer can check out the heating and the brakes as well as your tires!
While you are there, make sure to take a look at all the new Jeeps.
Is it time to buy a new Jeep before the onset of all the upcoming snow?
Pickney, Michigan has some of the warmest summers and some of the coldest winters.
Jeeps fit both modes!
Don’t you wish summer could last year round?
Even if the seasons change your Jeep will be your best friend through it all!
However, your vehicle only treats you as good as you treat it!
Emergency Kit Winter Jeep Care Tips
I always suggested advanced preparedness, especially when it comes to rain, ice, sleet, and snow!
So, make sure you have one of these compact shovels stowed in the Jeep.
Don’t forget an extra battery charger for your phone.
Blankets are good in case you got a little rambunctious with a turn and end up on the side of the road!
Last, a flashlight and not your phone!
Using your phone runs down the battery.
If for some reason your battery in your vehicle is harmed you won’t have a way to charge the phone.
So, tuck a flashlight with fresh, and checked batteries under a seat or velcroed to the interior frame!
Run the Air Conditioner Year-Round
If you live in a cold-weather climate, you’re probably wondering why it’s advisable to periodically run your air conditioner in the winter.
There are actually two reasons for this.
It keeps the compressor from seizing up and the seals soft by circulating the refrigerant.
Replace Brake Fluid
Replacing the brake fluid in your car is both easy and affordable.
It’s recommended that you change it at least once a year.
Failure to do so means running the risk of corroded car parts and eventual vehicle failure.
Why? Brake fluid actually collects moisture.
The excess moisture is what causes corrosion.
Clean the Battery Posts
Reduce the possibility of a car that won’t start simply by cleaning the battery posts, once in a while.
It’s probably not as difficult as you imagine.
Remove the cables from the battery.
ALWAYS remove the negative cables first.
A solution of baking soda and water, along with a wire brush, typically removes any visible corrosion with minimal effort.
Next, rinse posts with water and dry with a clean cloth.
When the task is complete re-attach the cables…. positive, first.
Keep Extra Fuses on Hand
There’s almost nothing as frustrating as driving down the road, in the middle of the night, only to have one of your headlights go out.
Extra fuses to the rescue! The majority of fuse boxes come complete with a diagram.
So, it’s just a matter of locating the box (under the dashboard), looking at the diagram, and replacing the burned-out fuse.
These are just four (of many) easy car care tips you can probably accomplish yourself.
Not only will you save money, but you’ll also play a big role in keeping your vehicle in great shape.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with that!
Remember To Mount The Ski and Snowboard Racks
Now, owning is a Jeep is definitely a reason to head to the slopes.
Whether you are snowboarding, skiing, or just being a snow bunny, prep the Jeep!
Your vehicle is all-weather perfect so take advantage of all that snow that Michigan is so famous for!
Enjoy~ Dana XO