Winter Car Care Tips

Posted on: 14 June 2018

When the colder months start to make their way around again, you want to make sure you prepare your car for those colder temperatures and the other issues you will find yourself dealing with during the winter. Here are some of the things you want to do in order to make sure your car is ready to go when those colder days and nights roll in, as well as that extra moisture, snow and other elements your car will have to endure:

Put winter tires on your car

Once winter comes around it means you are going to be driving on wet ground more often. It may also mean you are going to be encountering snow and ice, depending on where you live and/or where you drive your car to and from. Driving around on regular tires more intended for dry pavement and the occasional rain is not a good idea when you know the chances are good that you are going to run into roadway that can cause you to lose traction and slide all over the road, putting everyone in your car and everyone else on the road in great danger. The good news is you can purchase winter tires and have them swapped each year once the weather warms up. This means you won't have to take on the expense of a new set of winter tires each winter.

Make sure the heater is serviced

It's surprising just how easy a car heater can go out when it hasn't been in use. You would think not using it all summer long would simply preserve it, meaning when you go to turn it on in the winter, it will start working just as it did the last time you had used it. However, this is not always the case. Many times, you will find that the heater needs to have the heater core replaced or it needs some simple servicing in order to work properly. Taking it in for servicing before using it can give the mechanics a chance to go over it correctly, possibly preventing something from going wrong when you first start it up.

Put on new windshield wipers 

You don't even need to try your windshield wipers, unless you are seriously strapped for cash. Otherwise, figure it's been about a year and your wipers have been sitting in the sun not being used. Therefore, it's better to just go out and replace them with brand new ones you know are going to work when you get caught I those winter rain storms.

To learn more about auto inspection, contact services such as Oak Hollow Tire Car Care Center Inc.