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Get Your Vehicle Winter-Ready with These Tips

Brian Bates

Get Your Vehicle Winter-Ready with These Tips

As the days get shorter and the temperatures start to drop, it's time to start thinking about getting your vehicle ready for winter. Cold weather can be hard on your car or truck, so it's important to take some preventive measures to make sure everything is in good working order before the first snowflake falls. Here are a few things you should do to get your vehicle ready for winter.

Check Your Tires
One of the most important things you can do to prepare your vehicle for winter is to make sure your tires are in good condition. Tires that are bald or have very little tread are more likely to lose traction on snow and ice, so it's a good idea to replace them before the winter weather hits. If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you might also want to consider getting winter tires, which are specifically designed to provide better traction in cold weather.

Check Your Battery
Another thing you should do before winter is to check your battery. Cold weather can cause car batteries to lose their charge more quickly, so it's important to make sure yours is in good condition before the temperature starts to drop. The best way to check your battery is to take it to a mechanic or a nearby auto parts store and have them test it for you.

Check Your Antifreeze Levels
The last thing you'll want to do before winter is to check your antifreeze levels and ensure they're topped off. Antifreeze helps keep your engine from freezing in cold weather, so it's important to have enough of it in your system. You can check your antifreeze levels by looking at the overflow tank under your hood; if it's below the "full" line, you'll need to add more antifreeze. 

So stop by one of our locations and have one of our ASE Certified technicians do all of this for you let us help ensure that your vehicle will be ready to take on whatever winter throws its way. Remember, cold weather can be tough on cars and trucks, so it's always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to preparing your ride for the colder months ahead.


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