How to Prep a Car for Winter

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Is your car ready for the cold weather and icy roads? New York winters can be unforgiving on our vehicles. Do you know how to prep a car for winter? Our service center wants to help keep you safe and to help keep your car running in top shape. To help, we’ve put together the list of winter car prep tips below. You’ll probably see things on the list you haven’t thought about so keep reading to learn more.



Winter Car Prep Tips

Fort Lee drivers know it can be a challenge to stay safe on the road during the winter. Then there’s the matter of worrying if your car will start when you’re ready to leave for work in the morning. Here’s a simple guide on how to prep a car for winter, listing things that anyone can do:

  • Check Your Tire Tread and Air Pressure: Englewood roads can be pretty rough during the winter, so you’ll want to make sure your tires have enough tread. In addition, drops in temperature can cause your tires’ air pressure to drop. Check your air pressure more regularly in cold weather.
  • Get an Oil Change: It’s best to start the winter with clean oil from an oil change. Make sure the right viscosity of oil is used.
  • Check the Battery: Winters are especially hard on batteries. If the battery is near the end of its life, replace it before the onset of winter.
  • Replace Wiper Blades: It’s good to start the winter with new blades, so you’re prepared for the worst.
  • Check the Coolant System: Make sure you have the right coolant for freezing weather and check the radiator, hoses, belts, and filters.
  • Check the Lights: Check all of the lights on your vehicles and replace any dead bulbs.
  • Check the Brakes: It’s better to check your brakes before winter sets in than have problems sometime after.
  • Top Off the Fluids: We’ll top off fluids when we change the oil in your car. Fluids that should be topped off include engine coolants, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid.

Let the Service Pros at Jaguar Manhattan Certified Pre-Owned & Service Help

The trained professionals in our service center know how to get your car ready for winter. To make sure you’re ready, schedule an appointment with us as soon as you can. In the meantime, be sure to check out our other automotive tips. We’re just down the road from The Bronx, so drop by or contact us today!


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