Winter Maintenance Tips

Battery:  Cold weather can severely affect the cranking power of a battery.  Our technicians can test the battery’s strength and recommend a replacement if it’s too weak.  Along with the battery, the cables, wires and terminals around the battery should be inspected for corrosion, fraying and cracks.

Coolant/Antifreeze:  The coolant/antifreeze in your vehicle should provide freeze-free protection for the most extreme temperatures.  Our technicians can perform a simple test that quickly determines the threshold of protection.  If the protection level isn’t deemed sufficient, you may consider having the old coolant replaced with new antifreeze that’s suitable for colder temperatures.

Belts and hoses:  Old, frayed and cracked belts and hoses can be more susceptible to failure in cold temperatures.  Have them inspected and replaced, if necessary.

Tires:  Because cold air is denser than warm air, you may lose air pressure in your vehicle’s tires during the winter.  For the best performance, safety and fuel economy, have the tire pressure checked throughout the winter, even if your vehicle is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system.

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