How To Winterize Your Vehicle

October 24th, 2011 by

Winterizing your vehicle is probably one of the most important maintenance services you will perform throughout the year. All schedule maintenance is important to the life of your vehicle, however winterizing your vehicle is important to your safety.

Unlike in the other seasons  winter can be especially dangerous to the driver of the vehicle not just the vehicle due to the freezing cold, snow, ice and poor visibility due to the fact that it  gets dark earlier. Things you should have checked on your vehicle include tires, belts, hoses and the cooling system to make sure your antifreeze is able to withstand below zero temperatures. Your lights are equally important along with your wiper blades to ensure proper visibility.

You also want to make sure that your tires are ready to pull you through the ice and snow. Maintaining your vehicle’s battery is important in winter driving, batteries are most likely to fail in extreme heat or extreme cold. I personally would much rather be looking for a jump start in 90 degree weather than in zero or below temperatures. It is also recommended that you carry a basic survival kit in your vehicle that includes a blanket, flashlight and other basic items in case you become stranded.

If you would like to make sure that you are ready for winter visit McCluskey Chevrolet and let us prepare your vehicle. We provide a free safety inspection with every service visit to make sure that you are safe in all types of weather.

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