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Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter

Get Your Vehicle Ready for the Winter Season by Follow These Service Tips

The cold winter months of the year can be hard on everyone. At the same time, it can also be very hard on your car. Because of this, you need to do all that you can to ensure that your car is prepared for winter. There are several types of maintenances, inspections, and repairs that should be done to make sure your car is ready for the cold winter.

1. Engine and Battery

Before the start of winter, you need to make sure that your engine is ready to withstand the cold. A big part of this is to replace your engine coolant and antifreeze. This will help to keep your engine at an appropriate level during even the coldest times of the year. You should also have a battery test completed to make sure it will not fail during the cold winter and also confirm that your HVAC system will work to provide you with a functional defrost system and heater in your vehicle cabin.


2. Brakes and Tires

During winter, the road conditions are often much worse than they are during the summer. To ensure you are prepared for this, you need to make sure that your brakes and tires are in good shape. Having a full brake and tire inspection done will confirm their condition and provide you with advice on how they can be improved to make them safer to use.


3. Windshield

Another part of your vehicle that requires specific attention prior to the winter months is your windshield. During the cold winter months, which includes a lot of ice, salt, and snow, the durability of the windshield can be tested and your visibility can be hindered. To make sure that your windshield is ready for the winter, you should have your windshield checked for cracks and chips, have your wiper fluid replaced with fluid designed for the cold winter months, and make sure that your wiper blades are in good condition and ready for winter.


Come into Travers Today!

There are many different services that you should have done before the start of winter. Delaying any of these services could prove to be very problematic as it could impact your ability to drive and operate your car safely. Whenever you need any type of service to help prepare your car for winter, or need help preparing a roadside safety kit, you should bring your vehicle to Travers Premier Auto & Tire Service, which is a leading service center for those in the Florissant and O’Fallon area. Here, you can have any service that you need to be done to ensure your car is ready for the cold months ahead.