Don’t end up on the side of the road this winter! Be sure to stay on top of these important winter car tips. The certified technicians at Sierra Toyota have put together this guide on winterizing your car. If you need any assistant getting your vehicle ready for winter, be sure to visit our service center today.
Your vehicle’s tires are the main point of contact on the road. Therefore, you need to check the tread level on each tire. Also, be sure to check the pressure levels. If you are going to be driving on snow and icy roads often, consider switching out to winter tires.
You don’t want to struggle to see out of your windshield. Check your vehicle’s wiper blades for any signs of peeling rubber or bent blades. Also, if it has been more than six months since your last wiper blade replacement, you should get them changed right away.
Inspect your vehicle’s battery for any signs of corrosion. Corrosive spots will appear either on the battery casing or at the terminals as orange or green spots. Also, check the battery’s cold-cranking amperage.
Make sure that your vehicle can brake well on icy roads. If your vehicle is taking longer than usual to brake, have your brakes inspected at our service center. We want to make sure you have a safe and comfortable winter.
It may surprise you to know that your vehicle’s washer fluid can freeze in the winter. Therefore, you will want to switch over to a winter blend. This will ensure that you can easily clean your windshield in freezing weather.
Make sure that you are comfortable during the winter months. Be sure to inspect your vehicle’s heater to ensure that you are getting warm airflow. It’s also a good idea to inspect the vehicle’s defroster, seat warmers, and steering wheel warmers.
Make sure that your engine doesn’t freeze up in the winter. Be sure to check the antifreeze level and have it replaced if needed.
Did you know that small cracks and chips on your windshield can expand in the winter months? If you have any chips or cracks on your windshield, then be sure to visit our service center. We provide fast and affordable windshield replacement service.
Make sure you are prepared for anything. Prepare a roadside safety kit with flares, hazard signs, spare batteries, and a first aid kit. Contact Sierra Toyota to get a full list of items that may help you stay safe this winter.
Be sure you are safe on the road this winter. Follow these important winter car care tips. Finally, be sure to visit the service center at Sierra Toyota if you need any winter care service done today. Schedule an appointment online or give us a call to have any questions answered by certified team member and technicians.