Tips for Winterizing Your Vehicle

September 11th, 2017 443 Auto Sales

Car FluidsDon’t look now, but winter is fast approaching! Before you know it, the temperatures will be falling—and the snow will be, too. That could potentially make life very difficult on you if you don’t take the time to winterize your car, truck, or SUV. By winterizing your vehicle, you can protect it from the elements and ensure that you don’t encounter any catastrophes with it during the colder months. Here are a few tips for winterizing your vehicle the right way.

Make sure all of your fluids are refilled.

Before the winter comes, it’s important for you to refill the various fluids in your car. One of the most important ones to refill is your antifreeze. It will prevent fluid from freezing in your radiator once the temperature goes down. You should also consider switching to a thinner oil in the wintertime, if your vehicle can handle it. Additionally, it’s a good idea to replace your wiper fluid with a freeze-resistant option that will allow you to keep your windshield clean all winter long.

Inspect your tires and replace them, if necessary.

If you have tires that aren’t inflated properly, or worse, if you have tires that are worn, you might have trouble controlling your car on wet roads this winter. Both of those situations can reduce your overall traction and make it tough for you to keep your vehicle on the road. By either inflating tires or replacing them altogether, you can avoid slipping and sliding on rain, snow, and ice this winter.

Check your battery and battery cables.

Cold weather can really wreak havoc on a car battery and all of the cables that are connected to it. Many vehicle owners go to start their cars, trucks, and SUVs in the winter only to find that their batteries are dead. You can avoid this by inspecting your battery as well as your cables, terminals, and battery fluid before it gets too cold out. If your battery is on the older side, you might even want to go ahead and replace it now to give you the peace of mind that comes with a new battery.

Do you want to do more than just winterize your car this year? It might be time to buy that used car or truck you’ve had your eye on so that you can put it to good use in the winter. 443 Auto Sales can help you find the right car or truck for you. Check out our inventory or give us a call at 570-386-0443 to learn more about what we have in stock.

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