Quick Tips to Winterizing Your Car

Pumpkin lattes and sweaters. A chill is in the air and we can feel it in our bones. But, do we ever think about how our car needs to adjust to the cooling weather?

 

Winterizing your car in any climate is a good idea. When the weather turns cold and harsh outside the last thing you need is car trouble. With a few little checks, you can keep your car healthy and your hands warm. Here are a few tips on how to get your car prepared for colder weather months. Be ready and stay warm.

 

Check your battery. Have the battery and charging system checked. Especially if you haven’t had your battery checked in several seasons. Cold weather is hard on batteries and can cause unexpected events.

 

Antifreeze means business. Clean, flush and put new antifreeze in the cooling system. It is widely accepted that this should be done every two years.

 

Do a precautionary 3-point check. Check your heaters, defrosters and wipers to see that they are working properly. Consider winter wiper blades and use cold weather washer fluid. You don’t want to find out your heater is malfunctioning when it’s too late.

 

Take care of your tires. Tires need special care with extreme temperature changes. Check the tire treads and check your tire pressure. Temperature changes from season to season can cause a change in tire pressure. Make sure you’re not caught in the cold.