3 Car Maintenance Tips for Fall and Winter

How To: Prepare Your Car for Cold-Weather Driving

Just like people need to prepare a little bit more to head out into the cold, your car needs some additional attention when the temperature drops. Doing some easy maintenance before fall, and especially winter, will help to ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly all season long. Find our top 3 car maintenance tips for fall and winter below.

3 Car Maintenance Tips for Fall and Winter

Take care of any existing problems

We always talk about keeping your car properly maintained. Well, it’s because proper maintenance can help to spot small problems before they become large costly problems. Cold weather has a way of making any problem in your car worse. So, it’s important to take care of any known issues before the temperatures drop.

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snow and ice covered car windowCheck fluid levels

The last thing you want on a cold day is to be stuck on the side of the road. One of the ways to prevent this is to make sure that your car’s vital fluids like oil, steering wheel fluid, coolant, and brake fluid are all topped up. When fall hits, it is a great reminder to head in to the local service center for a checkup. Also, make sure that you regularly check your windshield wiper fluid in colder months as well as you don’t want to run out when you need it most. This can easily be done at home once a month.

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Pack an emergency roadside kit

Even if you take excellent care of your car, problems arise. Make sure that you are prepared if you end up on the side of the road during winter by packing an emergency roadside kit. We like to fill a large plastic container with boots, scarves, hats, mittens, food, and water to supplement our everyday emergency kit in winter in case we get stuck in the cold without warm clothing.

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Schedule a Service Appointment Online with Ackerman Toyota

If your vehicle is in need of some minor repairs before winter comes, schedule a service appointment online today with Ackerman Toyota. Our knowledgeable service staff will get your car in great shape so you can have peace of mind on the roads this fall and winter.