Don't Wish for Snow: How to Winterize Your Car Before the Cold Hits

Monday, October 21, 2019

There are over 150,000 car crashes each year in the United States as a result of slippery, icy roads. While there's nothing you can do to guarantee your absolute safety on the roads this winter season, there are definitely some measures you can take to winterize your car and reduce your risk of an accident.

Below you'll find some of the most important measures you can take to get your vehicle ready for winter driving conditions:

Winterize Your Car By Checking Your Tires

Before you hit the icy, snowy roads ahead, take some time to inspect your tires thoroughly. Look for any wear and tear on the treads. Rotate your tires during every oil change to preserve them for as long as possible.

You'll also want to fill up your tires to avoid low air pressure which can be very dangerous on sleek winter roads. A trusted mechanic can help you check your tire pressure and fill them up for you if you need assistance. You can also do this yourself at your local gas station by using their free air pump for tires.

While you're in the process of checking your tires and consulting a mechanic, you might want to consider the benefits of switching over to snow tires. When you live in an area with lots of ice and snow, this is one of the most important things you can do to winterize your car.

Get An Oil Change and New Antifreeze

Prepare your car for winter by keeping up on your oil changes so your car will remain in top working condition. Make sure you have plenty of antifreeze as well. Maintaining your car all year long is crucial to preparing it for intense weather ahead.

Make Sure Your Heater is Working Properly

When temperatures are low and you have a long-distance to drive, the last thing you want to deal with is a car with a broken heater. Make sure your heater is in good working condition and if it's not, take it in for repair before winter hits.

Check Your Car Battery

When cold weather sets in, your car's battery has a harder time running at full capacity. Have a professional mechanic check your battery before driving during cold weather. They'll check your battery's cables and fluids to make sure you're good to go.

A poorly functioning battery could lead to your car breaking down on a cold, winter road waiting for help, so it's best to get your battery looked at before the winter season.

Let Us Help You

These are just some of the ways you can winterize your car so you'll feel safer driving on the winter roads. If you want to make sure everything is inspected and repaired correctly, bring your vehicle in to us and we'll get you set up for the winter months ahead.

Contact us directly or bring your vehicle in today. We also offer pick-up and delivery services if you're in need of extra help transporting your vehicle to us for repair.

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