You can never be too prepared for winter, especially when it comes to making sure your heavy-duty Ram truck is properly winterized for the extreme Alberta cold. Sure, you have a high quality 1500, 2500 or 3500, but there’s still so much you need to double-check and have the ability to add-on to fully get your Ram winter-ready. Our dealership will get your Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram vehicle ready for winter. Follow along with us at Southtown Chrysler, your local Ram Edmonton dealer, just outside of Sherwood Park and in south Edmonton, for all your winterizing tips.
You might think that because you have a big truck that you don’t need to switch your tires over for the winter. But just being in a large vehicle is not enough to combat the dangers winter roads introduces. That’s not the case, though, because no matter the vehicle you’re in, it’s essential, for best winter driving practices and for the safety of those around you, that you get the proper tires for the season. If you have a Ram 1500, you’re most likely going to be finding yourself off-road and in need of the best traction possible, and winter tires will bring you just that.
Under The Hood
Trucks are high output vehicles that need a lot of energy to run and also need their internals working to the best of their capabilities. It’s important to be especially diligent to check your Ram 1500’s battery and make sure it’s operating at its full strength. Your battery doesn’t operate as well in the winter as in the summer because it relies on a chemical reaction to work, which gets slowed down in the cold winter weather. Getting your battery properly serviced so that it can start your vehicle in the frigid Alberta winter is crucial, so don’t delay before you’re stuck without a vehicle that won’t start.
Your Ram 1500 is a large truck, from the interior cabin all the way back to the extended box in the back. That means there’s a ton of area for storage, and no excuse not to be prepared when and if you find yourself in the midst of an emergency in the winter. No matter the vehicle you’re in, you should always keep on hand an emergency bag, filled with such items as a flashlight, first aid kit, non-perishable food, water, warm clothing and anything else you feel you might need. In a Ram 1500, there’s space for so much more as well, including shovels, towing gear and tools, so take advantage of the ample space and keep your Ram stocked for the winter. Make certain to keep on hand some jugs of coolant and washer fluid, you don’t want to run out kilometres from the closest store with no backup.