It may be Fall, but we’re already feeling the affects of the cold weather with the onset of the feared “polar vortex.” Whether you live in an area that gets hit hard by cold temperatures, or you’re traveling to one of those areas, it’s important to prepare your vehicle for winter weather. Sleet, snow, ice and subzero temps are all enemies of your vehicle and can do a lot of damage. Fluids are the lifeblood of your car, and f it’s liquid and is carried between your fenders, it needs attention- especially during the cold weather months. We’ve put together a list of three very important parts of your vehicle to prepare for the winter months and upcoming Holiday travel.
Wiper Blades. The rubber on wiper blades ages quickly and tears easily when frozen, so be safe and have them checked for durability before they start their winter-workout.
Test your battery. In deepest, darkest winter, few things are tested as much as your car’s battery. Cold temperatures reduce a battery’s available cranking amperage, which limits the juice available for starting. Is it any wonder most batteries give up under the influence of winter? Have your battery professionally tested by our service technicians, and replace it if its health is marginal. You’ll be glad you did the first time you witness a stranded driver begging for a jump!
Check your tires. The three most important words in winter driving are traction, traction, traction- good tires are the only thing standing between your car and the nearest ditch. During winter, ice, snow and cold-hardened rubber all conspire to keep your car from staying on the road. It doesn’t matter how much power you have or how sophisticated your all-wheel-drive system is, when it comes to winter safety, it’s best to err on the side of caution and buy the most weather-appropriate tires you can afford! The same idea goes for your spare as well, nothing’s more disappointing then when you get a flat tire, reach for the spare and it’s in worse condition than the one that needs replaced.
Safety aside, now let’s talk about your vehicle’s vanity. Unless you opted for a long lasting exterior vehicle protection, there’s little you can do to protect the exterior of your vehicle from the elements. However, if you do want to protect your beautiful factory installed carpeted floor mats and the rest of your vehicle’s interior from the winter elements, all weather floor mats are a great solution! Not only will all weather floor mats keep your carpets looking like new, but they’ll also increase your resale value when you decide to part with your vehicle.
In order to give you peace of mind, our Service Department offers everything you need to winterize your vehicle! Visit our website to SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT to “Winterize Your Wheels” and conquer winter with confidence!
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