How To Get Your Car Ready For Winter

9 Tips For Winterizing Your Car

No matter what season you're getting ready for, there are certain services for your vehicle that can help it perform at an optimal level. Among one of the roughest times of the year on any car is the winter season. Before you hit the road this season, the local experts from Chapman Ford Of Egg Township highly recommend the following maintenance tips for getting your car ready for winter.

  1. Brake Inspection - Winter can be especially dangerous with sleek roads, and you need to have a good set of brakes. Our Ford certified mechanics can replace brake pads with genuine OEM parts to ensure you're safe for the colder weather.
  2. Tire Inspection - Having good traction is crucial in the wintertime. We will inspect your tire's tread depth and rotate your tires to prepare for the winter weather. Snowfall can pile up quite substantially here as well, and you may want to consider installing snow tires to have better control on the road.
  3. Battery Test & Inspection - The last thing anyone wants is to have their battery fail on a frigid morning. We can save you from this inconvenience by testing and inspecting your battery. We will clean any corrosion and test it to ensure it's ready for the cold weather.
  4. Check Wiper Blades - An easy, but critical, winter car care tip is to check your wiper blades and change them if needed. Winter is a time when visibility is compromised with heavy snowstorms, and it gets darker at a much earlier time.
  5. Change Washer Fluid To Winter Blend - It's possible with the harsh winters here in New Jersey for washer fluid to freeze up unless you get it changed to a winter mix. Doing so will prevent the mix from freezing on the windshield when trying to keep it clean from all the salt on the road.
  6. HVAC Inspection - We will check your heater, defroster, and the steering wheel and seat warmers. Doing so will help you stay toasty inside your car and maintain clear sight of the road when cold temperatures can make your car windows foggy.
  7. Check Or Replace Coolant Or Antifreeze - Replacing your antifreeze will help make sure your vehicle doesn't work overtime with the freezing temperatures. It's one of the best ways to winterize your car.
  8. Windshield Crack And Chip Inspection - Chipped or cracked windshields are more vulnerable when the temperatures dip outside. Not only can this be a safety concern, but a simple inspection can save you hundreds of dollars in unwanted repairs for a broken windshield that could have been prevented.
  9. Prepare An Emergency Roadside Kit - Have batteries, blankets, snacks, first aid kits, and jumper cables on hand. Even if you need to wait for help, it's better to be ready because it might take longer to reach you with severe weather.

Call Chapman Ford Of Egg Township before winter starts, and we'll help get your ready for the upcoming season!

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    Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

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