Do you have resolutions for the new year? At Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Bowie, your Dodge dealership near Upper Marlboro, MD, we think you should consider making some resolutions for the care of your car as well. These few steps can help your car stay safe all throughout the year.

Regular Washings

A dirty car is not just unpleasant to look at, it’s also likely damaging your car. Since your vehicle is regularly exposed to the elements, dirt, chemicals, and salt can build up on the exterior. This build-up can corrode your car’s finish and paint if allowed to fester for too long. That is why washing it on a regular basis is so important.

Be Proactive

The durability and dependability of our cars can sometimes lull us into a false sense of security. “The car always works. It may be making a weird sound, but it still works.” This can lead us to wait until we have no choice but to have the car looked at. This is a mistake. By the time fixing the problem is unavoidable, it’s probably much worse than it was when you first noticed the symptoms. Be proactive, bring your car to our Chrysler service center at the first sign of trouble.

Schedule At Least Two Service Appointments

Better yet, don’t even wait for symptoms of a problem. Have your car checked out regularly. Planned car maintenance will always top surprise maintenance. It will also likely save you some money, finding and attacking problems before they fully express themselves.

Check Your Tires

Do you know how deep the tread on your tires is supposed to be? Do you know how much air pressure they’re supposed to have? These are things to investigate in 2018 to make sure you are always driving on safe tires. We can help you with both at the Chrysler tire center here at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Bowie. See you in 2018!