The 4th of July has come and gone and we are now in the middle of summer. As we all scramble for ways to keep cool, don’t forget about your car. In an attempt to help make that easier for you, we here at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Bowie, serving the Washington D.C. area, would like to offer you a few easy steps you can take to keep your car running smoothly through the summer months.

Sun Shading
The truth is, sometimes leaving your car out in the direct summer sun for prolonged periods is unavoidable. Unfortunately, doing so can do a number on temperature, making it nigh unbearable when you finally return to it. If you’d like to avoid this regrettable circumstance, try using sunshades in your windshield and back window. While they help keep your car from heating up as much, they have the added effect of helping to protect against fading and other damage caused by direct sunlight.

Coolant
Perhaps the biggest thing you can do is make sure your coolant system is functioning properly. An overheated car can be a scary and dangerous prospect. Let the professional team in our RAM service center near Upper Marlboro, MD inspect your coolant system and top off the fluid itself to make sure you don’t have any leaks and everything is running smoothly.

Additional Fluids
If you’re looking for fluids, accessories or any other parts, you’ll find them in our car parts department. Conventional knowledge would suggest checking your fluids year round, and it would be correct. However, you use more fluids when you use your vehicle more, and that tends to happen in the summer. Be especially mindful of oil, brake, power steering, and windshield washer fluids.

So if you have plans to hit the road this summer, stop by Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Bowie first so we can help you get your car summer-ready!