Car Maintenance Tips for Winter
When you take care of your car, it takes care of you. The more you do to protect your vehicle and prevent issues and breakdowns, the less you will pay in the future. It just makes sense to take the time to take care of your car and winter is one of the most important times of year for this.
If you’re like many people, you may not spend as much time on your car in the winter. The weather is cold and bad, and you may not want to be outside in it. You probably don’t wash your car as often, but it’s important you keep it in good working order. We’re going to give you some tips on how to do that.
Here are some car maintenance tips for the winter months:
- Check your lights – Make sure you test all of your lights. Keep them in working order. If you have snow or ice on your lights before leaving, be sure to dust or clean them off completely.
- Check your battery – You also want to have your battery tested or replaced it if is old. Keep it working properly so you don’t get stranded someplace in cold weather.
- Keep your tires in order – Check your tires for wear and tear, as well as air pressure. Keep them in great working order because they will allow you to grip and steer on winter roads.
- Use antifreeze – This keeps the engine from freezing in very cold weather.
- Pack a survival kit – You will want to keep an emergency kit in your car, just in case you do get stranded somewhere in bad winter weather, and try to keep a full gas tank just in case you need to run the engine to keep warm.
With these tips in mind, you can take care of your vehicle, improving its performance, and also keep it working longer for you now, and in the future.
If you’re looking to upgrade your vehicle this year, visit Bob Fisher Chevrolet. They would be happy to help get you into a new vehicle!