It’s almost Thanksgiving, and we’re excited for the holiday season! Turkey and mashed potatoes aren’t the only things you should be preparing though—it’s important to make sure that your vehicle is ready to withstand the chilly temperatures of winter! Before it gets frosty outside, make time to take care for your ride with these simple tips.
Check Your Battery
Cold weather can be rough on car batteries, so make sure yours is in good condition before it dips below freezing outside.
Get Your Oil Changed
This should be part of your routine maintenance checklist throughout the year, but be sure to change your oil or take your vehicle in for an oil change on schedule. Be proactive and check windshield washer fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and coolant while you’re at it.
Inspect Your Wiper Blades
You should ideally swap out your windshield wiper blades every 6-12 months. The last thing you want is to get caught in rain, ice, snow or sleet without functioning windshield wipers. Be sure to pick a heavy-duty pair designed for winter if you can.
Check Your Tires
It’s no secret that icy roads can be hazardous, and it’s best to be prepared ahead of time. Check your tread and your tire pressure, and don’t wait around to get your tires replaced if needed.
Check Your Heater & Defroster
If you want to drive safely and comfortably in the winter, you should make sure that you get any necessary repairs taken care of when it comes to your heater and defroster. It may be pricey, but we promise it’s worth it in the long run.
Prepare an Emergency Kit
Prepare a kit to keep in your vehicle in case of emergencies or if your car breaks down. Keep supplies such as gloves, water, an ice scraper, a flashlight, bandaids, batteries, etc. in the kit to be on the safe side.
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