Winter is quickly approaching, but there are still a few weeks left to prepare your vehicle. Cold weather and icy roadways can be devastating for unprepared vehicles and their drivers, so check out these winter car service tips that will help keep your car running all season long.
Your vehicle’s battery has to work harder in order to start your car during winter. That means older batteries might not have enough juice left to start your vehicle, which can lead to an unfortunate delay, at least, in a parking lot. Have your battery professionally tested, or replace it outright if it’s more than a few years old.
Coolant, otherwise known as antifreeze, is responsible for keeping your engine from freezing in cold temperatures. Insufficient or no coolant can lead to an absolute mechanical disaster, so a dealership service department can ensure that your car has fresh coolant and is ready to take on the cold winter weather.
Tire tread is a major factor in maintaining traction on slick roadways, as tires that lack the proper amount of tread might not grip the road very well. In addition to having the proper amount of tread, the tires should be properly inflated, and since tire pressure tends to drop in cold weather, it’s worth checking to ensure optimal pressure every week.