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7 Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle

7 Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle

7 Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle

At Perth County Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we strive to keep our Mitchell, Ontario, community safe. The winter season is tough on our vehicles. Here’s how to prepare your vehicle for winter!

1. Prepare an Emergency Kit

Winter safety starts with ensuring you have a proper emergency kit on hand for the unexpected hazards that winter brings. From jumper cables and a flashlight to blankets and a de-icer, the kit should be packed with many essentials.

2. Install Winter Tires

Winter tires have a tread pattern that’s specifically designed to handle sub-zero temperatures and maintain their grip on icy roads. Rely on winter tires for improved performance and better snow manoeuvrability.

3. Get a Vehicle Inspection

A full vehicle examination is more important than ever before the winter season. Avoid breaking down on the side of the road during a winter storm, and stay on top of your vehicle maintenance now!

4. Replace Wiper Blades

Wiper blades wear out quickly when they’re constantly scraping ice off your windshield. By replacing them, you guarantee your visibility won’t be hindered during snowy conditions.

5. Top Up Your Fluids

Ensure your car is prepared to handle the challenging conditions it will be faced with in winter by replenishing all its fluids. Refill everything from the oil and brake fluid to the coolant and window washer!

6. Check the Battery

If a car battery is old, it’s more likely to die in cold temperatures. A quick battery inspection at our Service Centre will reveal any problem areas before they become major issues!

7. Protect the Exterior

Salt, ice, snow, and ice scrapers take their toll on the body of your vehicle but using special waxes and sealants can help protect your vehicle’s exterior and paint job from scratching or rusting.

Prepare Your Car at Our Service Centre

Get your vehicle in optimal shape to deal with winter, and book an appointment at our Service Centre today!

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