With the whole country opening up again, it's the perfect time to think about heading out on the open highway. Just remember that a longer trip can make bigger demands on your car, truck or SUV. By taking the right steps right now, you can help make sure your vehicle keeps going strong, so your vacation is all the fun you want it to be. The experts in our Service Center can prep your SUV or truck at Robbins Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat in Manhattan, KS.

We'll check your battery

Sometimes your battery cables can get loose or start to get corroded. Or your battery might be simply wearing out. The fact is, a battery might be the last thing you think about. But it's obviously very important on a long drive. We can test it at our Service Center, make sure it's cranking your engine properly, clean and tighten your cables. If you need a new battery, we can install a replacement from our wide variety of battery choices and prices.

We can check in on your brakes

Brakes can occasionally send up a warning signal if there are issues. We can look for fluid leaks and wear-out items. A squeak, a grinding sound or a shudder when you step on the brake pedal could mean pads and maybe rotors are wearing out. We can examine the condition of your shoes and drums as well. If you need a repair or a replacement, we have the genuine Mopar® parts your vehicle needs and the experience to install them correctly.

Let us inspect windshield wipers and cleaning fluid

The rubber in your wiper blades can wear down so gradually, you hardly notice it. But we do. We can make sure those blades are wiping cleanly, fill up the fluid reservoir to keep unidentified flying objects like bugs and dirt from obstructing your view. We will make sure your windshield wipers keep coming through for you even during a torrential downpour when you and your family are far from Fort Riley or Junction City, KS.

Tires: Is the rubber properly meeting the road?

Since your tires are the one part of your car that's always rolling over road surfaces, and since those surfaces can be, well, hot enough to fry an egg, they can also be hot enough to be tough on your tires. Summertime is a great time to let us be sure you have plenty of tread depth for traveling safely, and that there's no significant damage or wear-out in your rubber. If your tires need alignment, or if you just need new tires, we can handle it.

Belts and hoses: The lifelines to crucial functions

Drive belts are essential to driving your alternator, your water pump and the compressor for your air conditioner. Some of today's belts don't show their wear as in the past, so it makes sense to get new belts every 60,000 miles. Radiator hoses can break down or get brittle. If they fail, you could be stranded for a while. Before you leave Topeka or Waumego KS, we can check belts and hoses to be sure that doesn't happen.

If you're road tripping this summer, let us make sure your vehicle is ready

We'll be happy to check all the safety, mechanical and performance components of your car, truck or SUV to make sure it's ready before you hit the road. Ask the specialists in our Service Center what they recommend as summertime service specials and we'll get your vehicle ready for summer fun at Robbins Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat in Manhattan, KS.

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