Auto Maintenance Tips That Will Help You Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter

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Winter Auto Maintenance Tips

With winter almost here, now is the best time to get your vehicle prepared for the cold temperatures that are surely on the way. To help you prepare your vehicle, here are some winter auto maintenance tips that will help you get your vehicle ready for winter driving. Getting your vehicle prepared for winter driving is an important step to ensuring your vehicle is ready for the dangers and challenges that come along with winter driving.

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5 Auto Maintenance Tips To Help Prepare Your Car For Winter Driving

  1. Install Winter Tires. To help prepare your vehicle for driving on snow- and ice-covered roads, you should have winter tires installed on your vehicle. Winter tires are specifically designed to increase your traction when driving on slick road surfaces and in cold weather.
  2. Have Your Car Battery Tested. Before winter arrives, have your car’s battery tested to ensure that it’s ready for the cold temperatures of winter. If your car battery shows any sign of weakness, or it’s getting old, you should have it replaced, so you don’t get stranded with a dead battery.
  3. Check Fluid Levels: With the cold temperatures of winter almost here, you’ll want to check your vehicle’s fluid levels to ensure they are topped off to their recommended levels. Pay close attention to the antifreeze and windshield wiper fluid as they are very important when driving in the winter months.
  4. Have New Windshield Wipers Installed. When driving in the winter, you’ll use your windshield wipers a lot to clean your windshield, so you’ll want them to be working properly, so you can see more clearly when driving in the winter. A dirty windshield with streaks can cause bad visibility.
  5. Have Exterior Lights Checked: Daylight hours are much shorter in the winter and offer less sunlight, which means you’ll be driving in the dark more often. To ensure that your vehicle is ready, have your exterior lights checked to ensure they are working properly. If they are old or going bad, now is the time to have them replaced.

If you would like to learn more about how you can get your vehicle ready for winter, or if you would like to schedule winter auto maintenance, please contact Bannister Honda, today, to speak with one of our automotive service professionals, so you can get your vehicle ready for winter driving.

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