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

Winters are when most people retreat indoors and take measures to prepare their homes for the cold weather. However, many people forget about their cars and the necessary maintenance that needs to be done to keep them running smoothly during the winter months. Here are some auto maintenance tips to help you get your car ready for winter:

1. Get Winter Tires

One of the most important things to prepare your car for winter is getting winter tires. Winter tires are designed to handle colder temperatures and icy conditions better than all-season tires. If you live in a cold climate, it is highly recommended that you switch to winter tires when the temperature drops below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Check the Fluids

For your car to run smoothly, you must regularly check and maintain its fluids. You should make a point of checking your oil, brakes, windshield wiper fluid, and antifreeze levels at least once a month during the winter months. If necessary, take your car in for an oil change.

3. Check Your Battery and Other Electrical Components

After a cold night of the engine running, you should inspect your battery and other electrical components for any condensation. If condensation on these parts, wipe it away with a clean cloth and apply dielectric grease. Also, if your car has been sitting in one position for an extended period, you should move it at least every two weeks to keep the battery healthy.

4. Inspect Your Wipers

Wiper blades tend to wear down more quickly in the winter, so it is vital to inspect them for wear and tear signs regularly. If your wipers are damaged or worn out, replace them immediately. During this climate, you need to have a clear vision since any slight mistake can lead to severe damage on the road.

5. Check Your Lights

Check your lights periodically during winter for any condensation or damage that may inhibit their visibility. Wipe them clean if you notice any water, snow, or ice building up on your lights. If you notice that the lenses are cracked or damaged, have them replaced immediately by a qualified mechanic.

Winter can be harsh on your car, but it is much less likely to experience problems when driving with the proper auto maintenance measures in place. We will ensure that your vehicle is prepared for cold weather climates here at our dealership.