Winters in South Dakota can be unbearable and unforgiving. You might not see the grass on your property for months if there’s plenty of snow. What does this mean for your Jeep® Cherokee? It’s not good news, that’s for sure. You will want to prepare your Jeep Cherokee for the winter while you have the chance now.

Change the Oil

The first thing you should do is change the oil. Oil doesn’t last forever, which is why vehicle manufacturers recommend changing it every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or every six months or so. Oil can become dirty and if left long enough, it could dry up, leaving your engine in a world of trouble. Changing the oil before a harsh winter can do wonders for the overall health of your Jeep Cherokee.

Rotate or Replace the Tires

A tire rotation, if the treads aren’t too worn, should be done before the snow begins to fall this winter. Rotating the tires, if they aren’t too old, helps the treads wear down evenly so that you don’t have to replace them too often. If the treads are worn down you will need to replace the tires. This also should be taken care of before the winter arrives. You don’t want to suffer a tire blowout on an icy road this winter in Milbank, SD.

Top Off the Fluids

The various fluids in your Jeep Cherokee are there for a reason. Brake fluid, windshield wiper fluid, coolant and other fluids should be topped off prior to the winter. You don’t want to get stuck in the middle of a snowstorm with no windshield wiper fluid available. This will make it more difficult to use your wipers to clean the windshield.

Bring your Jeep Cherokee to the service center at Gesswein Motors to have all of these items taken care of and more before the winter wreaks havoc on the area. We are conveniently located at South Highway 15 in Milbank, SD.