FindItMore | Spring is on its way here, and that means warmer temperatures, baseball, and getting some critical work done on your RAM. Seeing as how winter driving can be particularly tough on your RAM, there can be a lot of work to get done, and obtaining the proper service can ensure that your truck is in top-shape as the seasons change. It’s important to seek qualified assistance every time your RAM needs seasonal maintenance. We asked our local Ram dealer, Westgate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for a list of the most common things you can do to make sure your RAM is ready for the months ahead.
Temperature changes can cause the air to expand and contract, which can lead to uneven tire pressure. If your RAM tires are not adequately inflated, it can cause long term damage to the vehicle’s wheels and suspension system. Poorly inflated tires can also make your fuel economy to decrease. It’s essential that before the Spring season starts, you have a trained professional check the air in your tires.
Be sure to check the brake lines and the hoses of your RAM, as well as the fluid levels once the warmer weather arrives. Have your brakes checked by a certified professional as driving improperly services brakes can cause a horrible mistake!
Electrical Wires and Batteries
Colder weather can cause a lot of havoc on your RAMs battery and electrical components. Be sure to check all of your RAM’s wiring, plugs, and battery terminals for any signs of corrosion. These things may need to be replaced if they are particularly bad. Make sure to pay attention to the strength of your battery and replace it if necessary.
Hoses and Belt Inspection
Do you have a Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab? Take a long and hard look at belts and hoses. If they show any signs of deteriorating, they will need to be replaced. Even if they do look like they are in good shape, you need to take into account the age and how many miles you have traveled with them. If they are older than five years, you should strongly consider replacing them.
If you’re going to spend a lot of time driving around urban areas or going to work on congested highways, you might need to change your RAMs air filter a little more often than usual. Ensure that your RAM has a constant supply of ready and fresh air by getting your air filter replaced.
Shocks and Struts
After a long a grueling winter, there is a good chance that your RAM shocks and struts have suffered some damage. Make sure to visit a trusted service center to repair or replace the suspension system in your truck. That way, all of the cargo that you are either lugging behind you or stowing in your truck bed will remain safe and secure.
These are just some of the things you can do to make sure that your RAM is in shape for the Spring. You may want to take a look at your RAM’s maintenance schedule to get a real sense of everything you want your mechanic to go over for the season ahead. No matter what you choose to have done, make sure you get it done as Spring is almost here!