2021/2022 Auto Maintenance Measures To Take For Cold Weather Climates  
 

Living in a cold-weather climate has its perks, but it also comes with some additional responsibilities for taking care of your vehicle. Here are some auto maintenance tips specifically for those who live in cold weather climates.

1) Keep Battery in Good Condition

When the temperatures start to drop, your battery is put to the test. Make sure to keep it in good condition by regularly checking the voltage level and cleaning it. Also, be sure to replace your battery before it completely dies, so you don't have to deal with a cold start on a frigid winter day.

2) Keep an Eye on Tire Tread

With the combination of cold and wet winter conditions, your vehicle's tires face unique challenges. It's important to check tire pressure often and make sure you have acceptable tread depths. Also, use winter tires for added traction and safety - especially if you're living in a place that gets a lot of snow.

3) Check Fluids Levels

In the winter, your car's fluids are working harder than ever. Make sure to check coolant, oil, and brake fluid levels at least once a month and top them off as necessary. This will help keep your car running smoothly and safely all season long.

4) Prepare for the Unexpected

Even if you take all of the necessary precautions, sometimes things still go wrong. Make sure you have an emergency kit in your car with items like warm clothes, a blanket, food and water, and a first-aid kit. This will help you stay safe and comfortable if you get stranded.

5) Replace Wiper Blades

In the winter, there is a lot of ice built up on your windshield. You'll want to make sure you have adequate visibility when driving, so replace your wiper blades as needed throughout the cold-weather season for best results.

6) Keep Your Car Under a Shade Tree

The heat from the sun can significantly affect your car's interior in different seasons. During the winter months, try to park in a shaded location so that it is less likely for snow and ice to accumulate on your vehicle's hood. Scraping off the snow can cause more damage to your car's painting. Or, you can keep your car covered when not in use.

Following these tips will help you keep your car in good condition all winter long and help ensure a safe and smooth ride no matter what the weather throws your way. If you have any additional questions or concerns, be sure to consult with our dealership.