Winter Car Care Tips
Winter weather will be arriving in Listowel, ON very soon. Make sure that you are doing everything that you can to ensure that your vehicle makes it through the winter running smoothly. Visit the Stop 23 Service Department to have your vehicle inspected before the weather turns today! Now, let’s take a look at few tips and tricks for caring for your car this winter!
Check Your Battery
The battery of your vehicle powers the entire electrical system of your vehicle and plays a huge factor in your vehicle starting. In warm weather, having a poor battery may not impact your vehicle’s performance very much. However, when the weather gets colder, a poor battery becomes much more likely to stop working. To avoid this, make sure to have your battery checked and replaced if needed. Doing so will save you a larger hassle down the road!
Check Your Fluids
Another tip we have is to make sure that you are checking and monitoring the key fluids in your vehicle. The most important fluids to monitor in the winter are the coolant, window-washer fluid, and gasoline. Coolant is vital during the winter as it helps to prevent your engine from freezing up in the cold weather. Additionally, if you ensure that your window-washer fluid and gasoline are always above half-full, then there is a significantly better chance those fluids will not freeze. A frozen gas line can be a huge problem and potentially dangerous.
Check Your Tires
The final tip we have for you is to make sure that you are frequently checking your tires during the winter months. Cold weather can reduce your tire’s air pressure significantly. So, make sure that you are checking your tire pressure regularly. Also, if you notice the tread on your tire is wearing thin, we strongly recommend you have your tires replaced before the snow and ice arrive this winter. Remember, you can contact the excellent staff at Stop 23 with questions anytime!
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