3 Winter Car Care Tips
While maintaining your car should be a priority regardless of the season, neglecting to do so in the winter months could have dire consequences. Continue reading to learn how you can prep your car for the cold months ahead.
How to Winterize Your Car
Clean and Check External Lights
Winter weather means the days are shorter which is why now is the perfect time to check that all headlights, brake lights, tail lights, fog lights, and turn indicators are in working order.
Students waiting for school buses, wildlife, and morning fog are all common hazards of driving in the dark, morning hours. Ensuring these lights are all functioning as expected will not only help you see and avoid potential hazards, it will help other drivers see you clearly as well.
Check the Tires
While it is important to check your tires throughout the year, it is especially important to do so now that winter weather is approaching. Your car’s ability to effectively navigate slick or icy road conditions is largely dependent on the health of your tires.
By ensuring your tires have adequate tread and are properly inflated, you are maximizing your car’s ability to maintain traction with the road as well as brake effectively when the need arises. Because the air within your tires compresses when colder weather approaches, you’ll want to take extra precaution to maintain tire pressure.
Schedule a Routine Service Inspection
Most parts of your car are undeterred by cold weather. Others, such as the battery and fluid lines, have a tendency to act up in colder climates.
That’s why it is so important to schedule routine service and inspection now. Doing so will not only identify potential problem areas that can be addressed before the cold season arrives, it will help ensure you won’t find yourself stranded on the side of the road in freezing cold temperatures.
Request that all areas of your car including fluids, hoses, the brake system, and the HVAC system are inspected to ensure you can stay safe, warm, and comfortable in your car this winter.
Winter Car Prep in Gorham, NH
Don’t start your day off stressing over whether your car is going to safely get you to work each morning. Schedule an inspection at Berlin City Auto Group. Our specialized technicians will ensure everything is prepped and ready for the cold season ahead. Don’t forget to check out our available service specials before you come.