The winter is one of those seasons that you either love or hate. When you live in the Milwaukee area, you know snow is no joke in the winter. No matter what your perspective is on the season, you cannot deny that you need to do your part to prepare your vehicle for the months ahead. Our team at John Amato Hyundai understands this and wants to work with you to be sure your vehicle is ready for the harsh winter conditions.
You need to be aware of some big-ticket items when it comes to preparing your vehicle for the winter months ahead. The first has to do with the tires. A tire inspection is a great idea, and it is something our team can do very timely. There may be a need to change to snow tires once the winter months roll in. These can help you get more traction on the road.
You also want to be aware of the state of your battery. A battery test and inspection can help you understand your battery’s health and whether or not you should be replacing it before the harsh weather arrives.
Checking wiper blades is also critical. Once you start to get some ice on your windshield or you have to drive through hail, snow, you need wipers that can work through those conditions. Checking your wiper blades and using washer fluid that is prepared for winter is key. This can keep things from freezing up.
Other basics can include an inspection to ensure your windshield has no cracks and getting a roadside safety kit in the vehicle just in case.
Inspection of your HVAC system and your engine are great ideas as well. The HVAC inspection will allow us to look at the heater, defrost system, seat warmers, steering wheel warmers, and more. When we look at the engine, we will take a peek at the coolant and antifreeze to be sure that all of the levels are where they should be and the performance is what you expect.
It is critical to work towards getting your car ready for winter. You need to do things such as focus on the tires, be sure you have an oil change, get your wipers ready, your fluid-filled, etc. The more you can do to prepare your car, to winterize your car, the better off you are going to be the first time you need to head out in the snow.