What Is Winterizing a Car?
It is a good idea to prepare your car for the cold weather. Or, as mechanics like to call it, winterize your car. Our mechanics have a few great tips for you and your car. Change your engine oil and oil filter. Our Winterization Service includes an Engine Oil Treatment. This engine additive enhances and protects your engine from cold weather starts. Check your tires. Changing temperatures will affect the tire pressure. Make sure you have the right type of tire for your car and the road conditions this season. There is a difference between All Terrain, All Season, and Highway Tread. Road debris from de-icing, rain and snow make visibility hard. Make sure your wiper blades are in good condition. Wiper blades that streak and chatter or torn wiper blades that will not help you at all in poor weather. At our auto repair shop, the mechanics will check all your fluids. Your coolant, or anti-freeze, should be at the correct level and be in good condition too. Our Winterization Service includes a Cooling System Treatment. If your car needs it, the mechanic will recommend a cooling system flush. Next, make sure you always have enough gas. The more gas in the tank, the less condensation builds up. This helps prevent the fuel lines from freezing. Our Winterization Service includes a Fuel System Treatment. The Fuel System Treatment stabilizes the gas and it acts as a drier to help prevent freezing. Invest in a good emergency kit, and not only car tools. First aid, non-perishable snacks, and warm items are good things to have on hand. Last of all, please remember to practice safe winter condition driving skills.