Need to winterize your car but don’t know where to start? Here are some guidelines to help out.
Midwest winters can be tough, especially with slippery or icy roads. Before the winter season, measure the tread depth on your tires to make sure they tread isn’t too thin. Or maybe even swap them out for snow tires. Also, make sure that the tires are properly inflated to help prevent skidding.
Cold temperatures cause fluctuations in car battery capacity. If your vehicle’s battery is more than a few years old, you may want to have a professional test it to make sure it’s in proper working order.
Oil changes are crucial, as well as anti-freeze/coolant. But another big thing to look for is whether or not your wiper fluid reservoir is full to help combat a frosted windshield.
No matter how prepared you are, accidents can happen. It’s good to have a bag or box packed with jumper cables, water bottles, blankets, nonperishable snacks, and flashlights in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
It’s a good idea to have a professional technician inspect your car before the winter. Have them look at the engine, including your belts and hoses, to make sure crucial parts are in working order.
Contact us at Coast to Coast Imports to set up a pre-winter maintenance checkup for your vehicle.