Winter can be hard on vehicles, so it’s important for drivers to prepare their car for winter ahead of time by doing maintenance and hitting some key elements of winter vehicle safety. Here’s some of our suggestions.
Keep Up With Maintenance Schedules
Above all else, this should be one of your main objectives. Read your owner’s manual and stay the course with regular maintenance schedules in order to prevent wear and tear and keep your vehicle lasting as long as possible.
Get Fuel Deicer and Keep Your Gas Tank Full
When the temperature drops, condensation in your gas tank can freeze, making it difficult for your car to start. You can prevent this by always keeping your gas tank at least half full, as well as adding fuel deicer to your tank.
Wiper Blades and Fluid Should Be Replaced
Wiper fluid is critical in maintaining visibility when snow, slush, and ice are flying at your windshield, so make sure the reservoir is full. You should also change your wiper blades to ensure they don’t leave any streaks behind.
Check HVAC System
Few things are as important in the winter as the HVAC—heating, ventilation, and air conditioning—system. Namely, you want to make sure your heat is working. Not only will it keep you from freezing in your car, but it will also ensure your defroster works.
Check Tire Treads and Pressure
Having adequate tread depth in your tires is crucial to maintaining traction on hazardous roads, but so is keeping your tires properly inflated. Tire pressure decreases faster in cold temperatures, so keep an eye on the gauge.
If you need help servicing your vehicle before winter comes, just head over to us here at Haddad Nissan and our team of service technicians can give you a hand. Stay one step ahead of winter weather by maintaining your vehicle!