Here’s What to Do If Your Car Overheats This Summer

When you see smoke billowing from under your hood, your first reaction might be one of disbelief or panic. However, when your car overheats, it’s best to stay calm, pull over somewhere safe, turn off the car, and call for help.

Common reasons your car overheats

When your vehicle’s cooling system is compromised, damaged, or failing, your vehicle can overheat. The cooling system could have a blockage or leak. If a water pump or radiator fan is faulty, your car can overheat. Finally, a clogged coolant hose can cause the problem, too. These issues often result from normal wear and tear. Regular maintenance can help you address these components before they fail completely.

Dangers of driving a car that’s overheating

If you continue to drive a vehicle that’s overheating, you’re putting yourself and your passengers in a precarious situation. It also can cause irreversible damage to your engine. Don’t risk your safety, the health of your vehicle’s engine, or your automotive budget. Pull over and stop the car.

For all your maintenance needs, bring your vehicle in for service at Hayes Chrysler Jeep® Dodge Ram of Baldwin in Baldwin, Georgia.

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Top Highlights for the 2023 Jeep® Grand Cherokee  

Are you ready to take on the world behind a capable, rugged, spacious, and family-friendly SUV? The Jeep® Grand Cherokee has been a popular pick for adventurous families and crews since it debuted nearly 30 years ago, and its 2023 model is poised to be the best version yet.

What’s new for 2023?

The 2023 Jeep® Grand Cherokee offers a state of the art infotainment system that combines all your entertainment needs in a user-friendly interface. The available Uconnect 5 NAV features a 10.1-inch touch screen along with navigation assistance so you never lose your way. The available Alpine® audio system features nine speakers, and the available McIntosh audio system is equipped with 19 speakers.

Notable capability and key highlights

The 2023 Grand Cherokee boasts a confident ride, especially off-road thanks to its three 4×4 systems, Jeep® Quadra-Lift air suspension, ample ground clearance, impressive water fording capability, and Selec-Terrain traction management system that is a leader in its class.

You can toggle among five available driving modes to customize the Grand Cherokee’s performance — Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, Mud/Sand. And when you use the available 5.7-liter V8 engine to power a properly equipped Grand Cherokee, you’ll have a class-leading towing capacity of 7,200 pounds at your disposal.

Learn more about the 2023 Jeep® Grand Cherokee at Hayes Chrysler Jeep® Dodge Ram of Baldwin in Baldwin, Georgia.

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3 Important Summer Vehicle Maintenance Tasks in Baldwin, GA

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Summer puts extra stress on your vehicle. Whether you’re planning to stay close to home or expand your horizons with a road trip, you need to ready your vehicle for the demands of summer travel. Here are three important summer vehicle maintenance tasks you need to do so you can move about, trouble-free.

Review the condition of hoses and belts

To make sure you’re not straddled with an unexpected breakdown or inefficient engine performance, look for signs of damage or wear and tear on hoses and belts. Check that the connections aren’t loose, too.

Promote good engine performance

To bolster your engine’s performance, make sure you’re working with a new air filter. Typically, an air filter should be changed every 12,000 miles, but this interval can decrease if you’re consistently driving over dusty, dirty, or gravelly roads.

Wipe away the rain

Although summer is synonymous with fun in the sun, do not forget it can offer bring on unpredictable weather like thunderstorms. To make sure you see clearly when you’re behind the wheel, you need properly working windshield wipers. If your set has worked overtime during winter and spring, now is the time to install a new set of windshield wipers.

For all your summer vehicle maintenance tasks contact the service department at Hayes Chrysler in Baldwin, Georgia. And, if you’re interested in becoming a service tech, check out our employment opportunities here.


The Benefits of Working at Hayes Chrysler Jeep® Dodge Ram of Baldwin

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Are you an automotive service professional who’s on the lookout for exciting opportunities? Look no further than Hayes Chrysler Jeep® Dodge Ram of Baldwin. We’re proud to offer a diverse array of benefits for motivated, knowledgeable technicians in Northern Georgia.

  • Tired of living paycheck to paycheck? We offer competitive weekly pay, so it’s easy to plan your budget and meet your savings goals.
  • Saving for the future is easy at Hayes Chrysler Jeep® Dodge Ram of Baldwin. We offer 401(k) contribution matching, so you can grow your nest egg and enjoy a secure financial future.
  • No matter what life throws at you, we’ve got your back. We provide health, dental, vision, and life insurance, so you and your family can stay healthy and enjoy peace of mind.
  • Enjoy a fulfilling career doing meaningful work. Cars are a big part of our lives, and when you work with us, you’ll be helping our customers every day. From routine maintenance to advanced repairs, every job you complete helps our customers stay safe on the road.
  • As a technician at Hayes Chrysler Jeep® Dodge Ram of Baldwin, you won’t be stuck in a dead-end position. We offer continuing education and opportunities for you to advance your career and earn a bigger paycheck.

Ready to join our team? Apply online today — we’re excited to welcome you to the Hayes family.

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Benefits of Attending Trade School or Technical College

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Want to put your career on the fast track? Consider attending a trade school or technical college — these learning institutions can help you save time, spend less, and put you on track towards a lucrative, in-demand career. Here are a few ways that a trade school or technical college can be a boon for motivated learners.

  • Save money. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, it can cost tens of thousands of dollars per year to attend some conventional universities. Trade schools and technical colleges are significantly more affordable, and also come with fewer hidden fees, like room, board, and dining expenses
  • Get your education fast. If you go the conventional college route, you’ll be in school for a minimum of four years before you graduate. At a trade school or technical college, you can earn your certification in two years or less. And with multiple class start dates throughout the year, you don’t have to wait to start your education
  • Enjoy one-on-one attention. Trade schools and technical colleges offer small class sizes, so you can participate in discussions and ask questions in a more personal setting
  • Real-world experience. If you like to learn by doing, trade school or technical college is for you. You’ll have the chance to see what a day in the life of your future profession is like, all while gaining hands-on knowledge and watching live demonstrations

Once you’ve completed your education, you’ll be on track for a lucrative career at a Hayes Chrysler Jeep® Dodge Ram of Baldwin. Check out our job listings today.

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Welcome to Hayes Chrysler Jeep® Dodge Ram of Baldwin Blog

Welcome to the blog of Hayes Chrysler Jeep® Dodge Ram of Baldwin. Since 1971, we’ve been your premier source for great deals on new and used vehicles, top-quality car care service, and fast, easy financing. We’re keeping that same helpful spirit alive on our blog, where you’ll find the latest automotive news and helpful car ownership tips.

On this blog, you’ll learn about new models and updates coming to the Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, and Ram family of vehicles. On top of that, we’ll feature some of the best accessories to help you tailor your new vehicle to your needs. So whether you’re a busy parent or an avid outdoor adventurer, we’ll show you how to truly customize your car.

We’ll also share helpful driving tips, service advice, and routine maintenance information to help you understand your vehicle better. You can also check back for local news highlights, where we’ll showcase fun destinations, dining spots, and entertainment venues in the Baldwin area.

So whether you’re looking for family fun suggestions or seeking advice on maintaining your car’s tires, the Hayes Chrysler Jeep® Dodge Ram of Baldwin blog will cover it all. And if you’re in the market for a new or used vehicle, visit Hayes Chrysler Jeep® Dodge Ram of Baldwin, located right here in Baldwin, Georgia.

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Hello world!

We would like to officially welcome you to the Hayes CDJR blog. Each month, you can expect an informative post about industry news, dealership events, vehicle care tips or local events around Baldwin, GA.

The Hayes family has 5 stores in North Georgia. These two are side by side at our Baldwin campus. We look forward to many years of great business and community involvement. Stop by and see the new products from Hayes Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM today.


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