Fall is coming, and Fredrick drivers can prepare for the colder months at Dulles Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. Vehicles of all shapes and sizes are vulnerable to cold weather conditions. This can affect everything from tire grip to weakening your windshield, making it an easy target for cracks. At Dulles Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we can perform maintenance on your vehicle to ensure everything that can be done has been done, making your fall worry-free. Learn more about how your vehicle may be at risk going into autumn.

Oil Change

A routine piece of maintenance, an oil change is essential to the overall functioning of your vehicle. Oil-monitoring systems help to remind us when it's time to get an oil change. Going into the fall can be a great opportunity to get this task accomplished.


Having reactive and reliable brakes is crucial to driving in the colder months. Road conditions can become dicey due to snow and ice. Our plow drivers do an excellent job keeping the roads clear, but having reliable brakes is a must-have. Our technicians can check your brakes and let you know if replacements are necessary.


Obviously, temperatures begin to drop in the fall and winter. Making sure your heating system is up to snuff is a great way to prepare for this shift in weather. Make sure your windshield defroster is in working order, and that the heating system will keep you toasty while you're behind the wheel. Our mechanics can assess this in a jiffy.


Having clear visibility during the winter is a no-brainer. Make sure your headlights, taillights, brake lights and flashers are fully operational. Our technicians can replace a blown-out or broken bulb in no time.

Battery and Fluid Levels

Batteries corrode and lose their charge over time and use. Make sure your battery isn't on its last legs before the cold weather sets in. This is a quick fix, and our technicians will be glad to help.

Similarly, making sure all of your car's fluids are fully stocked is a great way to prepare for fall. This includes washer, transmission, coolant, brake, and power steering fluids. These are all critical for your vehicle's overall function, with coolant fluid regulating your engine's temperature and brake fluid keeping your brakes lubricated.

Belts and Hoses

Wear and tear on belts and hoses tend to cause problems during the colder months. Our technicians will check for any splitting, fraying, or glazing on your vehicle's belts and hoses. These components tend to overheat, leaving Tysons Corner drivers in a tough position.

All-Weather Floor Mats

A worthwhile investment for Sterling drivers may be all-weather floor mats. These are durable mats, made to handle everything from dirt to snow. These mats are more resilient than the stock mats typically found when you purchase the vehicle. These are great all year round, making it a great investment going into the fall. These are available to purchase at our dealership.

More Cold Weather Gear

As road conditions become more unpredictable as the temperature drops, you wouldn't want to get stuck on the roadside outside Leesburg unprepared. Investing in these essential items to have during such an emergency can make all the difference. An ice scraper helps to keep your windshield and headlights clear, enabling maximum visibility. This tool can also help pry open frozen door handles.

Having a blanket handy will be a relief should your vehicle refuse to start. If you have some jumper cables in the car, you can flag down a fellow driver to help give you a boost. Gloves and a first aid kit will be a relief if you or one of your passengers gets injured during an icy accident.

Visit our Dealership

It's time to schedule fall maintenance at Dulles Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Don't wait until the last minute to be prepared for the fall and winter. Contact us today!

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