How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter

November 10th, 2023 by

A snow-covered 2023 Dodge Durango on a snowy road

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A stark shift in temperature can compromise performance if your vehicle isn’t suited for the conditions. However, our Williston service center prioritizes your safety, which is why we strongly encourage you to prepare your vehicle for the winter through automotive service.

Of course, certain measures like properly defrosting and defogging your vehicle’s windows are a given, but how can you make sure the vehicle parts you don’t see while behind the wheel are ready for the cold?

Car Tips for Winter Weather

Get a Comprehensive Tune Up

One of the best ways to prepare your vehicle for the winter is getting various services that can bolster performance and optimize safety on the road. Our certified technicians can refill your vehicle’s windshield wiper fluid, change your oil and run tests on the battery to make sure it’s in good condition during a vehicle tune up.

Tire Inspection

The tire pressure icon on your dashboard may light up when it’s cold outside because tires can lose pressure at a rate of about one pound per 10 degrees Fahrenheit of temperature. In other words, the cold can negatively affect your vehicle’s handling, so it’s important for your tires to be in the best shape possible.

Inspect the Car’s Exterior

From windshield wipers to headlights and tail lights, there are various components to making sure your drives are as safe as possible during the winter. Ensuring that your lights aren’t dimming and your wipers work properly are key to navigating a potential snowstorm.

Winter Emergency Kit

While you should have an emergency road kit year round, a winter one is especially important – we highly recommend bringing a shovel, gloves, boots and ice scraper wherever you go. You can also bring sand or cat litter to increase traction on slippery roads.

Prep Your Vehicle For Winter at Our Williston Service Center

If you’re looking to properly winterize your vehicle, be sure to schedule a service appointment with us at our CDJR service center in Williston. If you have any questions about routine maintenance or what your vehicle specifically needs to prepare for cold weather, contact us online at Ryan Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.

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