Car Maintenance Tips for Winter

It’s getting colder and winter is right around the corner. It’s important to make sure your car is ready for the possible snowy and slipper weather. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind as you get prepared.

Antifreeze

Antifreeze in most newer cars are designed to last up to 5 years or 150K miles but older cars might not be so lucky. Older cars might need a “flush-and-fill” to ensure the engine components don’t freeze up. 

Battery

Cold weather can take a toll on a car’s battery. If you’re already experiencing trouble with your car battery it might be worth getting a new one before winter hits.

Tire Pressure

Cold winter temperatures cause your tire pressure to decrease and warmer temperatures can cause the pressure to increase, so make sure you check your tire pressure and that it meets your manufacturer’s specifications.

Wiper Blades

Winter weather means icy windshields and salt covered cars. Don’t forget to change your washer fluid to one that can handle the colder temperatures. It’s also important to replace any worn wiper blades to ensure you can get all that dirt off you windshield. Most importantly, make sure to get your ice scraper out of your trunk or closet and in a place you can easily get too!

And don’t forget to install your T3!

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