4 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Give Back This Holiday Season - Dixon, IL
Give Back This Holiday Season – Dixon, IL

Helping others can give you a feeling of increased self-confidence and generate feelings of efficiency and competence. So, here are four ways to give back this holiday season.

Adopt A Soldier. The Adopt A Soldier program is great for teaching your kids about the military and the sacrifice they make to keep our country safe. Contact the organization for more information about assembling a holiday care package to send one someone in the military.

Donate food. Helping those in need really comes to fruition by donating food to a local food bank. They help those who need it get fed, and you can donate some of your own holiday favorites to share.

Sponsor a family. Unfortunately, not all families can afford gifts for their kids. If you can, consider sponsoring a family that asks for certain gifts and spread the holiday cheer around. You can usually find a giving tree at a local mall. Simply select one of the tags on the tree and buy the gift requested on it.

Help animals too. Helping others doesn’t have to be limited to other humans. A lot of families like to craft toys or gift treats to animals and drop them off at a local animal shelter. Letting your children create toys for animals is a great way to get them involved and really feel like they’re making a difference.

Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram wishes you and your loved ones an enjoyable and generous holiday season. Remember to call us if your vehicle needs a service checkup.

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Signs That It’s Time for New Tires

When To Buy New Tires | Dixon, IL
When To Buy New Tires | Dixon, IL

There are plenty of signs that your tires need attention and/or replacement well before you’re stranded on the road with a flat. To help prevent a tire blowout, learn the following signs of when to buy new tires.

Vanishing tread depth

Your tires should not be smooth. They should always possess adequate tread depth — never less than 1/16 of an inch, more if you’re constantly driving on surfaces that are wet. Look for the tread wear indicator bars if your tires are newer. The appearance of one of more these bars signal that the tread is getting low and it’s time for new tires.

Sidewall signals

Take a good look your tire’s sidewall — if you notice any damage, track, cuts or cracks, your tire is leaking or starting to leak. Since proper inflation is key to your safety on the road, helping to prevent dangerous blowouts, any signs of a leak should be inspected immediately by our service professionals at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

Outer surface bulges

Even if the tread depth of your tires is correct and there’s no damage in the sidewalls, you can still be at risk from a tire blowout if the outer surface of the tire has a blister or bulge, signs that the tire is severely compromised.

For all your tire maintenance and replacement needs, contact Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

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