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Easy Strategies to Avoid Hydroplaning

At some point, you will likely encounter wet or flooded roads while driving in Vancouver, BC. When roads are wet, your tires will have a harder time making a connection with the road. This may increase your risk of skidding, sliding, or otherwise losing control of your vehicle.

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Checking Your Belts & Hoses for Problems

If your belts and hoses have issues, you will definitely notice a change in your car’s performance. There are mainly three components to check if you notice overheating, screeching, or vibrating. These include your timing belt, serpentine belts, and coolant hose. 

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Be Prepared With An Emergency Car Kit

Being stranded on the side of the road or in the middle of nowhere can be scary. At Marine Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we want you to stay safe and have everything you need to be comfortable if you are ever in this type of situation. Keep an emergency car kit in your vehicle at all times will ensure that you are prepared for anything that comes your way. You can buy everything you need to make your kit at your favorite Vancouver stores, and put the kit together in no time.

Bottled water, flashlights, snacks, blankets, tools, ropes or…

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Sights And Sounds Of A Failing Ignition

One of the signs that you might not associate with a failing ignition switch in your car is stalling while driving in Vancouver. This is a common sign that something is wrong because the key won't stay in the proper position to keep the car from cutting off.

Pay attention to the lights on your dashboard. If your ignition isn't working properly, then the lights will usually flicker or go off completely if the car stops running. Marine Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM can examine the battery to ensure that it's not an issue with an electrical component…

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Signs That You Need A Car Battery Replacement


Car batteries are essential to the operation of the vehicle itself. Knowing when to replace said batteries can be the difference between getting it done right and having a dead car out on the road. We want to look at some of the signs that your car battery needs to be replaced.

Have you noticed your vehicle having difficulty starting up? It could be a lot of things, but it certainly could be issues with the car battery. A battery that is on its last legs can't power up a vehicle as quickly as a more efficient battery would…
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Mopar® Vehicle Protection Road Hazard Tire & Wheel Coverage is Unique

You could drive the same path every day and never experience a problem. Then, the car hits a pothole or runs over a bottle in the road. The tire goes flat. What can you do? With Mopar protection, you can file a claim to cover the damages. Chrysler publicizes Mopar protection, which could benefit drivers.

Mopar covers tires and wheels against damage due to road hazards. You still have to care for your tires, but things outside of your control could be covered. "Covered" refers to a zero deductible settlement that pays for all four tires and wheels.

 

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Charging a Car Battery the Safe and Easy Way

Our team at Marine Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM would like to pass along some information about charging your car battery so that you are able to protect your investment long-term.

Before beginning, be sure the car battery charger is not connected to a power source, and is in the of position.

Get familiar with the positive and negative sides of the battery. Negative is a minus sign, positive is the plus sign.

The black cable goes to the minus sign on the battery. The red cable is connected to the plus sign on the battery. Once connected, make certain the…
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What Kind of Oil Should I Choose?

While you probably know that your vehicle needs an oil change service regularly, you may not be aware that there are different types of oil to choose from.

Conventional oil is naturally occurring oil with a few added chemicals while synthetic oil is completely formulated by scientists in a laboratory. Either of these oils can do the job of keeping your motor working smoothly.

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Why Are Tire Rotations Important?

Every vehicle requires maintenance over the life of the vehicle to make sure that it drives right and is running the way it should. Tires are a key component of every vehicle. Extending the life of your tires is in the interest of every driver.

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