Get Ready for The Blizzard of 2017!

A big snow storm is slated to hit the east coast and dump a bunch of ice and snow on the New York area.  This is after warmer weather has been on the rise so many drivers have been prepping for spring weather only to now be hit once again with winter.  Here is how to be best prepared for the ice and snow to come.

  • Top off your windshield wiper fluid and keep an extra bottle in your car.
  • Make sure your battery is fully charged.
  • Know if your vehicle has anti-lock brakes or non-anti-lock brakes as this will decide how you brake.  If you have anti-lock, you want to use steady pressure, if you do not, then pump the brakes.
  • Have materials such as sand in your car in case you get stuck in the snow or ice and need some extra traction.
  • Check to make sure your tires are properly inflated.
  • Always have your gas tank at least half full so that the gas line doesn’t freeze.

If you want to have your car looked at, then you can schedule a time to be seen by the service department at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge by going to our service tab on the website.  You can also keep up with your service appointments by downloading our mobile app to view details in real time on your vehicle when brought in for a service appointment.

Get Your Car Ready for Summer with this Checklist


Winter is finally leaving New York and the following spring looks to be a short one before a proper New York summer hits.  After all the work you put into getting your vehicle ready for a long snowy winter, what can you do to get it ready for the extreme heat that will be upon us in the city soon?

First up, check your windshield wipers.  With all the cold weather and ice the city went through this past winter, there is a good chance it caused some damage to your wipers.  You needed them ready in the snow and you need them just as much with the rain.  Getting them replaced so you don’t have to fight to see during a downpour will save you a headache and a call to the towing truck.

Next, give your battery a look.  Winter can do a number on batteries, causing some nasty corrosion to build up.  Take a look at all the connectors and make sure you don’t see any issues.  If you see any issue, contact a service center for them to look at and maybe even get yourself a new battery.

How is your coolant?  This is something you’re going to want to know due to the heat that is coming.  Your engine will be getting a beatdown and the coolant needs to be working to avoid some nasty business.  Now may be a good time for you to bring in your vehicle for a flush-and-fill.

Lastly, check your air conditioning.  With the heat that is on the way, you want to make sure this is working.  Make certain that you don’t need to add any refrigerant to help keep yourself cool.  It’ll be good to test it out more to make sure there isn’t a leak or any other issues wrong with it.  When that temperature spikes, you’ll want this working properly.

If you want to make sure your car is ready for summer, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  We’ll schedule you in to be seen in our service center and make sure everything is working properly.  You can also keep up with your service appointments by downloading our mobile app to view details in real time on your vehicle when brought in for a service appointment.  Be sure to by like Bayside on Facebook, following on Twitter, or subscribing on YouTube.

Chrysler is Developing New “Hurricane” Engine

I hate hearing the word “hurricane” living in New York, not after the last storm. It’s nice to see however the word being used for something so promising.

Chrysler is developing an engine known as code-named “Hurricane” due out in 2016. Details are scarce at the moment, but is reporting that it is planned as a retooling of the base 2.0-liter I-4 engine. Thanks to looking into some documents from Chrysler, they believe the engine’s cylinder head is proving to be engineering challenge. “The new head, according to Chrysler documents,‘is an engineering challenge which uses many new technologies to achieve excellent fuel economy.’”

When Auto News asked Chrysler’s reps for a comment, the company declined to say anything.

The I-4 was recently reworked for use in current models of Chrysler products, the Dodge Dart and the upcoming 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The aim in the reworking was for better fuel economy and performance, which would also be the goal of the 2016 “Hurricane” engine.

If your current vehicle is in need of maintenance then contact the service department at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  The dealership operates in the Bayside Queens area of New York with top-notch customer service and will work to make sure you vehicle is working and ready for the upcoming fall weather.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more news and special monthly offers!

Mopar Announces New Remanufactured Transfer Case Line

Just before Christmas, Mopar announced that it will be expanding its Remanufactured Transfer Case product line.

According to a press release from Mopar, this expansion will include 35 new part numbers that cover trucks and SUVs from 1988 to 2012. Kathy Wideman who serves as senior manager of Mopar Repair / Reman Portfolio, commented on the expansion saying, “Throughout 2012, Mopar has added significantly to our line of Mopar Remanufactured products, and we are please to continue to strengthen our Mopar Reman portfolio with new additions to our transfer case product line.” She went on to praise the precision and durability of the product line as well as Mopar’s history of affordable prices.

To receive more information about Mopar’s Remanufactured Transfer Case product line as well as their other products, stop by the Mopar E-Store on Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge’s website, and be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more parts and service specials!