Prep Your Car for Winter with These Care Tips

Even down here in Texas, it’s a good idea to prep your car for winter and all the blustery weather that comes with it. Before it’s too late, follow these late-fall care car tips to protect your vehicle from the season’s worst.

Prep Your Car for Winter

Take care of your radiator.

Your radiator maintains your engine temperature, which makes it critical to your car’s overall health. Make sure your radiator system is properly filled with fresh antifreeze.

Take care of your battery.

Cold weather does a number on your battery, especially if it’s old. Check the positive and negative battery terminals for any rust or corrosion. Before bad weather is the best time to trade out that old battery for a fresh one!

Take care of your tires.

Changing temperatures can lead to changing tire pressure. Keep an eye on your tires and make sure your tire pressure matches the range suggested in your owner’s manual.

Keep your tank full.

A full tank of gas helps to keep moisture from collecting in the fuel lines where it might freeze if the temperature dips too low.

 

These are just a few fast suggestions to help you prep your car for winter this year. For more car care tips and tricks, come see us today here at Wiesner of Huntsville!

Winter Car Care and Maintenance

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We’re deep into December, and that means we’re in the thick of winter. In other words, here in Huntsville, Texas, the temperature has finally dipped under 100 degrees for a few days. But seriously, while we may not see any of that white snow that coats the Northern reaches of our continent, just because we’re in Texas doesn’t mean we can neglect important winter car care and maintenance.

Anyone who has lived in Texas can tell you that just because it’s 75 degrees at 8 am doesn’t guarantee you there won’t be an ice storm by 8 pm. Just remember a couple weeks back to the huge storm that covered Dallas in ice. It’s important to be prepared for these eventualities. If you haven’t had a vehicle check-up recently, schedule an appointment with our expert maintenance techs at Wienser of Hunstville today. We’ll check all your car’s important systems and make sure nothing dangerous threatens the safety of your car.

Winter is also a great time to do routine maintenance procedures like replacing your windshield wipers, getting an oil change, and rotating your tires. Check with your owner’s manual—or call us for help—to see if it’s time for any of these actions.

Finally, make sure to keep your car clean—inside and out—to keep your vehicle in the best possible shape for winter wear and tear. Follow these tips and, whether you’re home in Texas or driving through a blizzard in Alaska, you’ll be prepared for anything.