With the snow, ice and other hazards that winter brings, it’s important to winterize your vehicle so you can have more peace of mind on drives. Follow these suggestions to get your vehicle ready for the upcoming season.
Opt for winter wipers
Before the first snowfall, be sure to switch out your regular wipers for winter wipers. Winter wipers come with rubber to prevent ice from sticking to the blades and accordingly give you better visibility during snowstorms.
Install winter tires
Replacing your tires with winter tires can give your vehicle more traction on icy roads since winter tires are designed to withstand frigid temperatures without hardening. Winter tires are especially important to have if you live in an area that routinely has harsh winters. No matter which tires you choose, you should also routinely check the tire pressure and tread. If you don’t have an optimal amount of tread, have your tires replaced at a service department.
Inspect your battery
Your car battery loses some of its power in colder temperatures and can cause your vehicle to break down if it’s having issues. As such, you should have a service technician inspect your battery to ensure it’s performing well before the winter season begins. While at the service department, you should have your brakes and your cooling system looked at as well.
Create a winter safety kit
With the cold weather, it can be dangerous to break down in the winter. Be prepared for an emergency by creating a winter safety kit that contains all the essentials, including a flashlight with batteries, an ice scraper, warm clothes, blankets, non-perishable food, water, an extra phone, flares and extra antifreeze.
We at Clarksburg Mitsubishi hope you and your family keep warm and have safe drives this winter. Visit our service department to receive regular maintenance, repairs and even new parts.