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

The winter brings with it elements of potential danger for your vehicle. Ice, snow, cold temperatures, and harsh weather conditions are just a few of the things that can leave you stranded in the cold or cause problems for your car. However, even during these less-than-ideal driving conditions, there are still steps that you can take to avoid serious problems with your vehicle.

1 Ensure Battery is in Good Condition

Cold weather can decrease your car's battery power, so you should have it checked at least once a year. You could also use our dealership to ensure no problems with your battery cables or terminal ends. Get them checked if you suspect they are faulty.

2 Keep Engine Oil At Appropriate Level

Low engine oil levels can cause your engine to seize up in the cold. Make sure to check your car's oil level before winter sets in and keep it at the appropriate level. Also, ensure to replace worn-out engine oil.

3 Install Winter Tires

Winter tires are designed to handle slippery roads and provide better traction in the cold. If you live in an area that sees a lot of winter weather, it is highly recommended that you switch to winter tires when the temperatures start to drop.

4 Check Antifreeze Levels

Antifreeze helps keep your engine from freezing up during the winter. Ensure that the antifreeze levels are high enough to protect your engine from freezing up during colder days. Also, make sure to visit our dealership if you have issues with your car's radiator or hoses, as these can cause the car to overheat.

5 Inspect Windshield Wipers and Washers

Ensure that your windshield wipers are in good condition and that the washer fluid is full. If you live in an area where there is a lot of snow, you will want to make sure to have a good supply of windshield washer fluid on hand.

6 Drive Defensively

The best way to avoid problems with your car during the winter is to drive defensively. Be aware of the conditions of the road and take it easy when navigating through slippery areas. If you are not comfortable driving in the winter, consider using public transportation or finding a friend to carpool with.

By following these simple tips, you can help keep your car in good condition during the winter months. Taking care of your vehicle now will help prevent more significant issues down the road. Have any other tips for driving in winter? Contact our dealership and speak with our qualified experts.

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