Winter in Alberta means you have to be extra diligent when it comes to how your Jeep operates. You can’t just transition over from your vehicle, whether a Chrysler, Dodge or Ram as it is in the summer to how it is in the winter. From winter tires, to maintaining the proper top and fluids in your engine, there’s a host of conditions that need to be met to get your Jeep winter ready. Southtown Chrysler is here for your Jeep winter needs as your premier Jeep Edmonton dealer, located in south Edmonton, just southwest of Sherwood Park.
Jeep Winter Tires
Even if off-roading isn’t in your plans for the winter and you’re just going to be driving around the city in your Jeep, it’s still necessary to equip your Jeep with the proper winter tires. Your Jeep is ready for situations that require a 4x4 system thanks to all of its internal features, but it still requires the proper tires. Winter tires are deep-treaded, able to dig into the deep-set snow and create improved traction for a stable ride. Your vehicle is only as good as its tires in these conditions, so make sure you get them switched over, and at Southtown Chrysler it’s a quick and easy process.
Winterizing Your Jeep Wrangler Tops
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you automatically need a hardtop for your Jeep Wrangler and need to get rid of your soft top. Extra care is needed with the soft top during the winter, especially making sure you clean it regularly, as the salt and dirt of the road can wear away both the body and top of your Jeep. You also need to have some zipper lube on hand to help out if the zippers freeze on you during those frigid Alberta winters. You might think that a soft top might give away a lot of heat and be colder than a soft top, but it has similar heat retention capability as the hard top. Keep your favourite Jeep top for the winter and maintain it through the coldest of temperatures.
Monitor Your Jeep Fluids
There is no better time to flush out your coolant system than when you’re getting your Jeep ready for winter. It helps prevent freezing when you get some new fluids in your engine for the winter. Proper coolant types, filled to the right level and of the best age will help prevent your vehicle from breaking down or overheating. Windshield wipers and their fluid is another important aspect of your Jeep’s fluid maintenance. Washer fluid measured to the correct temperature is vital so it doesn’t freeze, as well as making sure it is always topped up, because in the winter your washer fluid can go down fast if you’re constantly using it to rid your windows of the dirty winter grime.