We won’t lie: winter is likely the roughest season there is for drivers. Whether you have ice, sleet, hail, or frosted windshields before every commute, you’ll be running into some trouble in the coming months.
There are ways to make the winter more manageable, and safer to boot. Here are some Car Council recommended tips for pre-winter car care that will take some of the hardships out of the coldest time of the year.
If you’re due for a tune-up, it’s best to get it done as soon as you can. A proper once-over of your vehicle’s health will act like a preventative check-up to help you keep in tip-top shape during the cold season. If you get your car checked out, there’s less of a chance for the weather to stir up any slumbering problems in your car.
Get your battery, tires, brakes, and lights all checked. Make sure nothing needs replaced before the snow starts. A battery that won’t charge correctly could leave you stranded in the snow, and the cold is hard on a battery. Faulty brakes could easily lead to accidents when ice is involved.
Hutch Chevrolet has more information available apart from these Car Council tips for winter and every season year round. For more car care advice, be sure to check back with us in the future!