Winter is right around the corner which means now is the perfect time to take the necessary steps to prepare your car for the upcoming season. Cold weather can do a number on cars that aren’t properly prepared. That can cause damage or breakdowns you may not be able to afford. Here are a few tips to help you prepare your car for winter from us here at SouthTowne Hyundai.
- Antifreeze – Whatever you do, don’t forget to check your antifreeze. Your antifreeze is responsible from keeping you engine from getting so cold it freezes and leaves you stuck on the side of the road. Kits that check coolant levels are available at auto stores or you can have a dealership’s service department check for you.
- Battery – An old battery just won’t do during cold weather. It could struggle to pump enough power to start the car or just die entirely. If your battery is more than a few years old, it’s time for a replacement. Don’t forget to check for abnormalities, like bumps and dents!
- Tires – Tire tread is incredibly important during winter when the roads are slick. Maintaining optimal traction is crucial for drivers who plan on reaching their destination on time. Check your tread depth before the cold weather hits your area!