Top 5 Auto Maintenance Tips to Help you Get Ready for Winter

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Winter Auto Maintenance Tips

Winter is right around the corner, and for most drivers, that means facing challenging winter temperatures and roads that can be very icy. Getting your vehicle prepared for winter driving to ensure that it is in top condition and ready for the cold winter months is important for many reasons. If you plan ahead and use these five winter auto maintenance tips, you’ll be in good shape to be ready for what winter brings. Below, you’ll find our top five auto maintenance tips for winter that can help you prepare for the upcoming cold months of driving.

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5 Auto Maintenance Tips for Winter Car Care

  1. Get your car battery ready for winter. Have your battery tested to ensure that it is ready for the cold months ahead? If it shows any signs of weakness, now is the time to have it replaced. Winter can be tough on a car battery, and the last thing you want to happen is to be stranded in the cold with a dead battery. Some signs to look out for include:
  • Difficulty starting the vehicle
  • Interior lights are dimmer than normal
  • Warning lights are activated
  1. Get winter tires put on your vehicle. Snow tires will help provide you with more traction when you’re trying to turn or stop on cold pavement. While they are not a cure-all, they will give you more traction in the winter than standard tries.
  2. Check your vehicle’s fluid levels. From your windshield wiper fluid to antifreeze, be sure to top off your fluids to get ready for the winter driving months. Get wiper fluid that has a low freezing point and make sure your coolant levels are high.
  3. Check your windshield wipers. You’ll want to have some fresh blades on your windshield during the winter months, as they can really take a beating when it’s cold outside. New wipers will also help you drive more safely in the winter as they can give you much better visibility.
  4. Make sure all your lights are working properly. During the winter months, the days are much shorter, and you’ll most likely be driving in the dark more often. Properly working headlights and tail lights are essential to ensure your safety while driving as they are needed for other drivers to see your vehicle.

At Jack Carter Chevrolet Buick GMC, we can help you get your vehicle ready for winter driving. Visit our service department in person or make an appointment online to have your vehicle inspected to ensure that it is ready for the upcoming winter season.

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