2021/2022 Auto Maintenance Measures To Take For Cold Weather Climates  
 

Winter weather is coming, and it is best to be prepared for it before it gets here. That's why it is important to take steps to winterize your vehicle. Not sure how? Read on to get some advice from our team.

Bringing your vehicle in for a winter service appointment is the first step. It will involve testing your battery and checking your brakes. Windshield wiper blades, hoses, spark plugs, and belts showing wear should be replaced to get your vehicle ready for harsh winter weather.

Keep windshield wiper fluid on hand during the cold months. You may be surprised by just how much of it you go through during a snowstorm. Do not just buy any wiper fluid, however. Look for one that is formulated for low temperatures. Our team can also top off your fluid when you bring your vehicle in for service.

Another fluid to keep an eye on during the winter is your gas. During cold months, it is more important not to let your car sit near empty. If you end up stranded somewhere, you may need to run your car to keep warm. A full tank is also less likely to get condensation inside, which can help prevent your gas lines from freezing when the temperature plummets.

It is also wise to create a winter emergency kit that you can carry in your car at all times. It should contain things such as a first aid kit, flashlight, extra batteries, and warm clothes. Also include water and non-perishable food. Things like jumper cables, a small shovel, and extra anti-freeze may help you get going again if your car breaks down or gets stuck.

Our service team is here to help ensure that your vehicle is ready for winter. We encourage you to reach out to us today to schedule an appointment.