Winter weather can be a hard time for your vehicle, but with a little preparation, you can help it survive the long and dreary season.
Here are some tips to help keep your car running smoothly during the colder months:
Tires: Winter tires are designed to provide better traction on snow and ice than regular tires. Make sure your tires are properly inflated and have enough tread depth. If you live in an area with frequent snow and ice, consider installing winter tires.
Battery: Cold temperatures can reduce the performance of your battery, making it harder to start your engine. Have your battery tested before winter arrives to ensure it is in good shape.
Windshield wipers: Make sure your windshield wipers are in good condition and replace them if they are worn or damaged. Consider using winter-specific wiper blades that are designed to perform well in cold temperatures.
Fluids: Check your vehicle's fluids, including antifreeze, oil, and brake fluid, to make sure they are at the proper levels. In addition, make sure your windshield washer fluid contains a winter formula that won't freeze.
Car storage: If you won't be driving your car for an extended period of time, store it in a garage or cover it to protect it from snow, ice, and other winter elements. Inflate the tires to the manufacturer's recommended pressure and disconnect the battery to prevent any drains.
By taking these steps, you can help ensure that your vehicle is ready to handle the challenges of winter weather. Let the team at Silverstar Automotive Solutions inspect and service your vehicle this winter so that you can stay safer on the road.