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

Auto maintenance is essential all year round, but it becomes even more crucial during winter. When the temperature drops and the snow starts to fall, your car needs some extra attention to keep running smoothly. Here are a few tips to help you keep your vehicle in good condition during the cold weather.

1 Winter Tires

If you live in a cold climate, it's essential to switch to winter tires during the winter months. Winter tires are specifically designed to handle the colder weather and icy roads. They have a deeper tread depth that allows them to grip the road better, and they also have special additives that help keep them from freezing up.

2 Battery

In icy conditions, you can expect your battery to drain faster. To get the most power from a battery, try warming it up before using it. Also, make sure that your headlights are off when you aren't using them and that you lock/unlock your car with the key fob instead of the button inside the vehicle.

3 Antifreeze

It's essential to keep your car's antifreeze at the recommended level, especially during the winter months. If your antifreeze is too low, it can cause the engine to freeze up. You can buy a special antifreeze tester from our dealership to ensure that the antifreeze level is correct.

4 Fluid Levels

During the winter months, it's essential to check your fluid levels often. Ensure you have enough windshield washer solvent, wiper fluid, motor oil, transmission fluid, and brake fluid.

5 Wipers

The rubber on your windshield wipers will contract and become less flexible in cold weather. To keep a good connection with the glass, it's crucial to replace your wiper blades before winter begins. If you don't want to buy new wipers, try warming a bowl of water in your microwave until it is steaming hot. Hold the wiper blades over the bowl for a few seconds to soften them up, then wipe them down with a towel.

6 Heater

A working heater is essential in cold weather climates. Make sure to check the heating system in your car before winter sets in. If there are any problems, have them fixed by a qualified mechanic. Also, make sure to keep your car's interior clear of clutter so that the heater can work more efficiently.

These are just a few tips to help you keep your car in good condition during the winter months. For more information, contact our dealership. Taking these simple steps can help you get the most out of your vehicle during the colder months.