If you live in an area where it snows, it's important to winterize your vehicle. There are several things you'll want to check for to make sure that your vehicle is ready for winter. Check out some tips below to winterize your vehicle.
Making sure that your tires are in good shape for the winter is crucial. Winter or all-season tires get a lot of use, so you'll want to check for pressure and tire thread. If the tires need to be replaced, now is a good time to replace them. Driving on worn-out tires can be dangerous, especially on snow and ice.
You'll want to make sure that the heater and defroster are working. If it's not working, the ice building up on the windshield and windows can be dangerous. There's nothing worse than not being able to see because of the ice buildup on them.
Sometimes the headlight or tail light may be burned out. When it snows, it can get covered. So you'll want to make sure that the lights are working and that the lights are clear of snow.
Belts, Hoses, Sparks and Cables
It's very important to check on these because they can go bad. You do not want to be stranded, especially in winter, so it's a good idea to get these looked at before winter.
Keep Gas Tank at Least Half Full
It doesn't matter as much if you're in a warmer climate, but when it's freezing out, condensation can build up if the tank is under half a tank. The fuller the gas tank, the less build up and less chance of the gas line freezing.
It is very important to make sure the wipers are suitable for winter and there is enough fluid. You will use a lot if you are driving through a storm,
These are some tips that get your car ready for winter. If you need help to get your vehicle ready for the winter months ahead, we invite you to bring your vehicle into Endurance Auto Repair and Tire today!