Monday, January 26, 2015

Winterize Now or Pay Later

When the weather turns cold, you retrieve your winter coat, gloves, boots and hat to combat the arctic blast. Why wouldn’t you take similar measures for protecting your Jeep from harsh winter weather? Winterization preparations should begin in the fall while temperatures are still warm enough to allow you to be outside for a long period of time.

Save yourself from costly winter repairs
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A thorough vehicle inspection done at an automotive center is a great idea as an inspection can uncover potential problems that may not readily be visible. If you have weatherstripping that is loose or cracked, this can be found during a vehicle inspection. Additionally, fluid leaks, bad hoses and frayed wiring can be discovered and fixed before winter sets in. One of the last things that you want is to be left stranded someplace as a result of a cracked hose that could have been discovered during an inspection.

Some of the obvious vehicle winterization tips include checking antifreeze levels and making sure you are using the appropriate antifreeze for your climate. Antifreeze should be properly mixed as this results in good corrosion protection for your Jeep’s cooling system. A 50/50 antifreeze/water ratio is considered normal but this ratio can change if you top off fluid levels by adding water only. Many antifreezes come premixed and it is good habit to add the premix to your fluid level rather than water only. To be safe, you should flush and fill your Jeep’s antifreeze reservoir before winter begins. This will help ensure that your engine block does not crack due to water freezing inside the block.  

Checking your tires is also on the list of obvious things to inspect before winter arrives. In some areas, snow tires are required and should be readily available. Some mountain locales also required the use on tire chains and you should keep these in your vehicle during the winter months. You should also practice installing the chains before winter begins because in many cases, the need to use tire chains comes unexpectedly; during a sudden winter storm for example. If your Jeep is located in a warmer winter climate, you may be laughing at these winterization tips but there is one thing that you should check on your Jeep even if you live in a warm climate. Always check your Jeep’s headlamps to see if they are working properly. Even though it may not be cold during the winter in your location, the daylight hours tend to be shorter, requiring longer use of headlights.

You should also check for innocuous items including your Jeep’s engine thermostat, defroster and windshield wiper blades. If the engine thermostat is bad, your Jeep could take longer to warm up, leading to a reduction in fuel economy. Obviously, you cannot check the defroster if temperatures are too warm for frost to develop, but at the onset of frost, check your defroster. If it does not work, you need to have it checked out.

Winterization can save you from big ticket items such as a cracked engine block and possibly an overheated engine, but the measures can also save you time an aggravation as you are less likely to need to call a tow truck to get a jump start because you did not check your battery or consider installing a new battery before the winter began.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jeep Gifts For Her

If your leading lady is a Jeep lover, then look no further; JustForJeeps.com has plenty of Jeep products to please any woman.

Let your woman wear her enthusiasm for this rugged American icon with JustForJeeps.com’s assortment of Jeep T-Shirts, hoodies and caps. These unique products are all available at significant savings from us.
For the speedster in your life, our Jeep Wrangler Zoom Coral T-Shirt is a great choice. Like the rest of our line of clothing, this is a quality product. It’s double stitched and made of preshrunk 100 percent cotton. Simple, practical and tough enough for off-roading.

For those bright sunny days out on the road or the trail, JustForJeeps.com stocks a variety of fashionable sunglasses, including unisex styles and ladies-only models. Our Jeep Spirit Women’s Sunglasses are strong but stylish, just like Jeeps. These German-manufactured sunglasses offer 100 percent UV protection from the sun’s harmful rays and come with a Jeep logo carrying case and cleaning cloth.

We also sell products that your Jeep can wear, like license plates including our Jeep Pink License Plate. This 6” x 12” plate simply states the brand’s respected name in trademark black Jeep font on a vivid pink background — attractive but practical, like the vehicle it represents. We also have decals to add flair to your lady’s Jeep, like our Jeep Girls Rock Decal to show off her pride in her car and herself.


For the activities of daily living, JustForJeeps.com has tons of useful items, such as grocery totes, roadside safety kits, Jeep messenger bags and towels. And for those with budding young Jeepsters in the family, we carry a variety of strollers, including jogging models. We even clothes for the little ones. For these options and many more, simply browse our website to find a deep stock of quality products at a price you’ll like with fast, friendly service, no-hassle online shopping and quick delivery right to your doorstep.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

5 Jeep Getaways


Take a road trip
Nothing says farewell to summer quite like hitting the open road with your Jeep brand vehicle. Pack up your favorite snacks, a map and some camping gear (just in case). Let the road be your guide, whether it be for a few days or just the afternoon, and become amazed at where you end up! Remember, getting lost is sometimes the ultimate destination.
Visit Moab
Now is the time to finally make that trip out to Moab and conquer the trails with your Jeep brand vehicle. Known for its extensive network of trails and beautiful scenery, Moab will quickly turn into your new favorite vacation spot.
Go camping
Take some time to get back to nature. Find a campground nearby (or further down the road if you prefer), and explore some trails you’ve never tried out. Spend some time with no cellular reception. You’ll thank us for it later.
Get your buddies together for a four-wheel-drive adventure everyone can enjoy. Try out the different trails catering to every level of expertise, from beginner to expert. Don’t forget to take a second to check out the scenery around you. There are still a few Jamboree events open for the summer. Visit the Jeep Jamboree website to register today.
Go to the beach
There are only so many beach days left in the summer calendar, so take advantage of as many as you can. Watch the sunset with the roof off in your Jeep brand vehicle, and build a bonfire to keep the fun going after dark.
Already have your last-minute vacation planned with your Jeep brand vehicle? Tell us about it in the comments section below!