Mopar | April 12 2017

Time for Spring Cleaning, With Mopar

The arrival of spring and warmer weather encourages people to get outside, roll down the windows and go for a drive. Sometimes that drive is just around the neighborhood or down to the ice cream stand. For others, it’s a longer trip for spring break.

Whatever your destination, now is a great time to get the basics checked on your car, truck or SUV. A little bit of TLC now from Mopar-trained technicians at your favorite Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Fiat dealership helps ensure trouble-free trips in the weeks to come.

There is some common sense behind April being National Car Care month. In many parts of the country, winter conditions put wear on key vehicle parts – tires, battery, oil and wiper blades come to mind quickly. Those are the parts that take the brunt of winter driving – hitting potholes, cranking the engine on a cold morning, sweeping the road crud off the windshield.

Also, what vehicle doesn’t benefit from a good spring cleaning that vacuums the carpets, wipes down the interior and gives the exterior a cleansing bath?

For our friends who live in areas that don’t see snow frequently or at all during winter, this springtime inspection and service makes sure all is in good order before the daytime temps begin their summer residence at the upper end of thermometer.

Need some help on where to start your planning? Check out the “Tips From The Trade” video series at Mopar’s YouTube channel. The short videos are full of helpful hints, ranging from detecting the signs of brake wear to maintaining proper pressure and wear of tires to the benefits of synthetic motor oil.

Also, if it’s time for new tires, Mopar is offering a deal during National Car Care month: Buy three new tires and get a fourth new tire for $1. Details on this offer and help finding a FCA US LLC dealer are at www.mopar.com/coupons.

Some of us like to get up close and personal with our vehicles, taking advantage of a nice day and a favorite playlist to clean up the daily driver in the driveway. It’s also a great way to get the kids involved in a chore and spark the next generation of car enthusiasts. Beware: Somebody’s going to get sprayed with the hose.

There’s nothing like washing your car to prompt you to take a closer look at items you don’t always think about until something goes wrong. It helps you tell the service lane advisor what to look at, or if you’re a do-it-yourself type of person, which parts to get from your dealership’s parts counter.

Just a little bit of time and help from Mopar gets your vehicle clean and in tip-top shape, ready for the ice cream run and social media stardom.

Mopar Or No Car!

Dale Jewett

Do you know your blood type? Mine is 100 octane (not your standard blood bank classification). At any given moment, I’m thinking about cars – driving one, fixing one, buying one or (in my dreams) restoring one. So I love to tell stories that involve horsepower, brake and wheel diameters
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Do you know your blood type? Mine is 100 octane (not your standard blood bank classification). At any given moment, I’m thinking about cars – driving one, fixing one, buying one or (in my dreams) restoring one. So I love to tell stories that involve horsepower, brake and wheel diameters and 0-to-60 times – and the people who make it happen. Because behind every awesome vehicle are amazing people with vision and the desire to make it a reality. I cover Mopar, Dodge, SRT and motorsports for FCA Digital Media. I learned to drive on a 1973 Jeep CJ-5 with the rare Super Jeep option package and three-speed manual transmission. I still belong to the dwindling club of people who prefer to shift their own gears, and think the best way to drive is with the top down!