Seasonal Maintenance at Fox Hills Chrysler Jeep

We know your vehicle can be your most important asset in life and work. That means you need to keep it up and running all year long. With help from the Mopar service center at Fox Hills Chrysler Jeep in Canton & Plymouth, Michigan, your vehicle will last through the hot summers, cold winters, and everything in between. The changing seasons bring different challenges for your vehicle, and staying on top of seasonal maintenance is key. Before the hot summer hits, check your air conditioning, cooling system, brakes, and oil. When the weather starts to get colder, and winter creeps up on you, get your tires, fluids, brakes, and battery serviced. No matter the season, with the help of our Canton & Plymouth, MI dealership, you will be prepared. A minor inconvenience can become a much larger problem in summer and winter, so preventative maintenance is a must! Contact our team to learn more about the importance of seasonal auto maintenance.

Keep your vehicle in peak condition all year by following these seasonal tips.

 Time for some post-winter clean up in the Spring!
Summer's heat, dust, and stop-and-go traffic can take a real toll on your vehicle.
Tires -
Make sure you change from your snow or winter tires to regular all season. This is a perfect time to rotate them to extend the life of the set.
Air Conditioning -
You probably want your a/c to blow cold so if it's not, you'll want this examined at your dealer's service department.
Wiper Blades -
Cold temps are hard on rubber components and when salt comes into the mix, it deteriorates even faster. Make sure you check the wiper fluid, too!
Cooling System -
Would you believe the most common cause of summer breakdowns is overheating? The cooling system should be flushed and refilled with factory approved coolant. The coolant level and condition should be checked at every oil change. Remember - never remove the radiator cap until the engine has cooled.
Examine your brakes -
Listen for brake noises such as grinding, chatter, or squeals. Even if you don't hear anything, it always helps to have a Mopar certified technician to determine the wear on the pads or drums. We get used to worn down brakes without noticing.
Oil -
The hot weather can be hard on your oil and engine in addition to the extra summer miles you'll be driving. Make sure you're getting your regular interval scheduled oil changes.
Check all fluids -
Top off as necessary. Winter driving conditions require your engine to work harder and condensation can cause moisture buildup in the engine and creates wear. Start fresh in the Spring!
Brakes -
Always be inspecting your brakes and feel for any pulsations, grabbing, noises, or increased stopping distances. If you notice anything, make sure you schedule an appointment for your dealer to look at.

Here's what we recommend doing for the fall and winter.

Mechanical failure - an inconvenience anytime it occurs - can be deadly in winter. Preventative maintenance is a must.

Heater/Defroster -
The heater and defroster must be in good working condition for passenger comfort and driver visibility. If you have any issues, now is the time to get this looked at by your dealer. Stay warm and see out of your windshield.

Battery -
Batteries typically last 3-5 years, and winter time failures are common due to increase cold-starting electrical loads. The best way to identify a weak batter is with professional test equipment. Routine care can help make your battery last longer.

Lights -
Winter has less sunlight so your headlights will be on much more often. Inspect all lights and replace and burned out bulbs.

Wiper Blades -
Cold temps are hard on rubber components and when salt comes into the mix, it deteriorates even faster. Make sure you check the wiper fluid, too! Start winter with a fresh set and feel confident that you'll be able to take on the salty slush.

Carry emergency gear -
Gloves, boots, blankets, flares, a small shovel, sand or kitty litter, tire chains, and a flashlight. Also keep snacks and water just in case.

Affordable Auto Service in Canton & Plymouth, MI

In addition to competitive pricing on our full menu of seasonal maintenance services, you'll also find several great auto service specials to help you save on essential vehicle seasonal maintenance like oil changes, fluid checks, brake checks, tire fill, and more. We are also home to a Mopar tire center that can help with any tire issues, replacements, and maintenance you need throughout the seasons. Want to learn more about how you can save at our outstanding auto service center? Call Fox Hills Chrysler Jeep near Detroit, MI and speak with one of our friendly service team members or schedule your next seasonal maintenance service appointment online!

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Fox Hills Chrysler Jeep

111 W Ann Arbor Rd
Directions Plymouth, MI 48170-2219

  • Sales: (734) 335-8568
  • Service: (734) 335-8897
  • Parts: (734) 386-0784


  • Monday 09:00AM - 09:00PM
  • Tuesday 09:00AM - 06:00PM
  • Wednesday 09:00AM - 06:00PM
  • Thursday 09:00AM - 09:00PM
  • Friday 09:00AM - 06:00PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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