Fall and Winter is coming. Get a head start on Cold Weather Maintenance.
Cobb Tire and Auto Repair Greenville SC 29615
By Alicia Lewis. Service Advisor for Cobb Tire and Auto Repair.
Seasons are changing, so are the needs of your car. Get a jump on your seasonal needs before you get left out in the cold.
Yes, it is time to prepare your car for winter. Here are some tips:
Time for a tune-up. Take your vehicle to your trusted Mechanic and see if your car is ready for a Tune-Up. If so, make sure to get this vital Maintenance done to help ensure that your car is running its best and that all the essential systems are in good working order.
Have your Tires checked. Make sure that your Mechanic checks that your Tires have good tread and that the air pressure is correct. If you live in an area with a lot of snow, or precipitation you may want to investigate a different type of tire.
Check your battery. A weak battery can make it difficult to start your car in cold weather. Have your Auto Repair Shop test your battery to make sure that it is in good condition.
Change your Oil and Antifreeze. Winter weather can put a strain on your Car’s Engine, so it is important to use the right type of Oil and Antifreeze. Check with your Mechanic to see what their recommendations may be.
Check your windshield wipers. Make sure that your Windshield Wipers are in good condition and that they can effectively clear snow and ice from your windshield. Remember cheaper isn’t better it’s just cheaper.
Stock your car with a winter emergency kit. This should include items such as a jump box, a flashlight, a first-aid kit, and food and water. Ask your trusted Auto Repair Center for any suggestions they may have to keep you safe.
By following these tips, you can help ensure that your car is ready for winter driving.
Check the condition of your Spare Tire. Unchecked, the spare tire will lose air over time. Make sure when you need your Spare Tire, it is in good shape and has plenty of air in it.
Here are some additional tips:
- Clean the snow and ice off your car before driving.
- Drive slowly and carefully in icy conditions.
- Leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you.
- Be aware of black ice.
- Don’t use cruise control in icy conditions.
- If you get stuck, don’t panic. Stay in your car and call for help.
- By following these tips, you can help stay safe on the road during the winter months.