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How to Prepare Your Vehicle for the Winter

The coldest season presents significant challenges especially pertaining to your car. The cold temperatures, ice, snow, and slush are all detrimental to your vehicle. If you want a safe driving experience and your car to survive the winter, it is crucial to prepare for it. The following are tips to help you prepare your vehicle for the winter:

Check Your Tires

Because of the frigid temperatures, your tires will be severely affected during winter. The air inside them will contract, so it is essential to ensure they are properly inflated during winter.

Low tire pressure will affect your handling, making it more difficult to steer in the snow. Poorly inflated tires also make it challenging to stop the vehicle.

It would be best to get winter tires that are more appropriate for the season. Replace any old tires before winter.

Get A Tune-Up

Your vehicle will have to work harder during winter so getting a tune-up is an excellent idea. Start by checking the wiper fluid levels in the engine. Ensuring you have enough wiper fluid and that the wipers are working properly will improve visibility when snowing.

Checking the oil is also vital to driving safely during winter. Engine oil is thicker and has a higher viscosity. Choose a thinner oil with lower viscosity for winter to ensure proper lubrication.
Check other parts like the battery, brakes, and lights to prepare the car for winter.

Winter Survival Kit

It is wise to prepare for the worst so ensure you have a winter survival kit in your car before winter. The special emergency winter kit will keep you safe or mobile when you get stuck in winter.
Include a shovel, boots, gloves, blanket, flashlight, sand, and non-perishable food in the survival kit.
It is essential to prepare your car for winter in the above ways and more.

Bring your car to Desi Auto Care for a winter vehicle inspection and preparation.


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