Get your vehicle ready for winter 2020
Can you believe that winter will be here in just a few short weeks? It feels like just yesterday we were getting ready for summer and warm days. Looking for some tips on how to get your vehicle ready for winter 2020? You have come to the right place! We have put together a few items that you should look at before the snow starts flying. Check them out below!
Five things to do to get your vehicle ready for winter
1. Check your battery
Make sure that your battery is ready for many cold days ahead. If your battery is old or worn out, your vehicle may not turn over well, and you could find yourself on the side of the road with a dead battery. In addition, make sure that everything is connected properly and that there is no corrosion!
2. Get an oil change
Having fresh oil is a good way to help keep your vehicle running smoothly during the winter months. If you cannot remember the last time the oil in your vehicle was changed, now would be a good time to get it done.
3. Check the engine coolant
Make sure that the ratio in your engine is correct. It is typically 50/50 water and antifreeze. Your owner’s manual will tell you what the proper ratio is for your specific vehicle.
4. Change windshield wipers and washer fluid
When you use your windshield wipers, do they tend to leave streaks behind? If yes, then it is time for new wipers. In addition, make sure that the washer fluid that is in your vehicle can withstand the cold winter temperatures.
5. Check your tires
Make sure that the tread is thick enough so that you do not slide around on the roads this winter. Also, since the temperature will be changing, so will the air pressure in your tires. Keep an eye on this so that your tires always have the correct air pressure.