Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Bowie, one of the nearest Chrysler dealerships for Crofton, MD drivers, wants to remind our customers that as the weather turns, adjusting your car can have an enormous long-term effect.

Winterization often gets the majority of the fanfare, and for good reason. It is by far the most extensive adjustments your car will undergo throughout the year. However, waiting to do everything at once during the winter may be doing your car a disservice. The gradual fall of temperatures and progressively shorter amounts of daylight all kick off in fall, so why wait?

Your vehicle’s electrical systems tend to take on more work during the colder months, from heat to windshield wipers to headlights. Now is an important time to make sure your battery is ready to meet the additional workload that will be expected from it. The cold will also affect your tires by both making the rubber harder and causing deflation. Making sure your tires are in the best working order they can be is important for efficiency and safety.

If you keep up with regular maintenance here in our Chrysler and Jeep service center, you’re already ahead of the game. If not, the fact that fall is upon us is a great impetus to head in for a visit. It may not seem like a big deal, but in these colder days, it is important to keep around half a tank of gas in your car. The cold can cause a low tank to accumulate damage from condensation and freezing.

As the temperature drops and the days get shorter, a trip to our Mopar® Express Lane here at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Bowie can do your car a lot of good. You don’t even need an appointment! We look forward to helping you prepare for the seasons to come.