Ram Truck Winter Prep Checklist | Bruner Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Stephenville, TX


Although it’s not too often that Texas turns into a wonderland of snow and ice, it’s still very important to know how to prepare your Ram truck for whatever the winter may throw our way. There’s nothing worst than being blindsided by mother nature, stuck with a truck that isn’t quite ready for the elements. Here is a helpful checklist of things to remember when preparing your Ram truck for the cold season.


  1. Battery - Going into the weather with a weak battery almost always will come back to haunt you in the end. This is because your truck can lose up to 33 percent of its power when the temperature drops below freezing. To prevent this, test your battery life and replace it if needed. It also is a good idea to carry a set of jumper cables with you just in case.


  1. Windshield and Wipers - If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your windshield wipers, then it would be a good idea to get a new set heading into winter. The summer heat can sometimes warp your windshield wipers and cause them stop working properly. This could potentially become a big problem if it were to snow or ice. You should also make sure that your washer fluid is full and made of a solution that won’t freeze at low temperatures. Try a 50/50 mix of washer fluid and water.


  1. Heater and Defroster - If freezing your rear-end off and squinting to see through frozen spots on your windshield doesn’t sound appealing to you then it wouldn’t hurt to give your heater and defroster a check to make sure they’re in good working order.


  1. Tires - Tires probably feel the effects of the winter elements more than any other part of your truck. It is very important to check the air pressure and tread level of your tires heading into winter so you can make adjustments or replace them before rougher weather hits. It also always is a good idea to keep a spare on board.


  1. Oil - Because oils acts differently in colder weather it is very important not to miss a change. Be sure you stick to a strict schedule of changing your oil every 3,000 miles.



Quick Reminders:

  • Check drive belts, clamps and hoses

  • Examine exhaust system for leaks

  • Inspect all bulbs and lights

  • Refill cooling system with a 50/50 mixture.



No matter rain, sleet or snow, your good friends at Bruner Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Stephenville, TX will be here to serve you! Come by and see us today, but first check out our inventory of Ram trucks HERE!



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