If you live in Wisconsin, we’re sure you’re about sick of this cold—trust us, we are too. So let’s look on the bright side; daylight savings ends this weekend, and spring officially starts in just a couple weeks. Now all we need is for the weather to cooperate… in the meantime, let’s talk about how we can prepare your vehicle for spring!

Start with cleaning. This can be as simple as driving through the car wash and spending a few minutes with the vacuum in the cabin. Either way, we want to make sure you clear the interior and exterior of your RAM truck or Jeep SUV of any cinders, salt, or other winter debris. The chemicals in these road elements can cause paint damage, rust, and other issues if not taken care of in a timely manner.

Follow that with routine maintenance. Odds are, you’re probably due for that routine oil change. And if you’ve had a habit of hitting a lot of winter potholes, you probably want an alignment check and tire rotation while you’re at it. The professionals in our Chrysler service center can also help check your AC unit and battery to ensure your vehicle is all ready to go for warmer weather!

Lastly, replace parts or schedule repairs as needed. Winter can be hectic, and sometimes we let things slide that really should be taken care of. If you’re in need of a specific part or repair, let us help you so that you can start spring on the right foot.

Winter is rough on our vehicles, especially those that aren’t garage-kept, so we hope this helps you with your upcoming car care plans! Those who live near Stoughton or Madison need only come to Van Horn of Stoughton, where we host a fully equipped service center and certified technicians. Visit us today and we will gladly help you get on track with spring car care.