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Top Care For Your Car in Cold Weather

Top Care For Your Car in Cold Weather

Be Prepared Early

The time to make sure your vehicle is ready for cold weather is not in January, when there’s a snowstorm on the way, but when the fall leaves are coming down. It’s a little warmer weather, usually and if you are the type to do it yourself on a warm fall day sounds better than doing it in the middle of an ice storm. 

Check Your Fluid Levels 

In the winter, windshield wiper fluid can help you remove ice from your windshield. Wiper blades generally only last a year, so if you don’t remember the last time you replaced those, then you may want to do it before the snow flakes fall. 

Keeping your gas tank half full in winter is a good idea as well, just in case you get stranded somewhere, you’ll have time to be reduced – if needed – in a snowstorm. 

Consider Snow Tires

Not everyone likes using snow tires, but they can be helpful if there’s a lot of snow this winter. It’ll give your vehicle a bit more grip on the road, and they’ll be able to better handle the ice that comes with all things winter. Snow tires won’t help you from not slipping and sliding on the ice and snow, but the treads do allow for more grip. 

Change Your Oil

Some people choose to change their oil in their vehicles that’s made for colder months, since the cold makes the oil less effective. Look in your car manual for recommendations, but you’ll generally want oil that’s thinner than normal. 

Have Your Battery Checked

If your battery is older than 5 years old, it maybe time to purchase a new one. Winter is hard on car batteries. Check your battery prior to the winter months, as a weak battery in the summer may result in a dead battery in the winter.

If you find yourself unprepared for winter, call Limitless Towing at 847-851-4400 if you need Roadside Assistance including: Battery Replacement Services, Lock-Out Services, Battery Jump Start, Fuel Delivery and Tire Changes


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