Winter Car Care Driving Tips
Keeping your car well maintained during the winter should be a priority for all drivers. We’ve seen some rough winter conditions come through recently and we’re sure to see harsher wintry conditions before spring comes.
Vehicles take a beating when they’re exposed to cold temperatures, snow, sleet, ice, and salty roads. Vehicles require some preventative maintenance during the long, cold winters. What should your ideal winter car care plan be? Check the list of car care tips for below for simple ways to keep your car running great throughout the winter and beyond.
Winter Car Musts
1. Checking or replacing vehicle tires
Some areas will not see snow plows often. Many smaller city streets are lined with parked cars, keeping the plows from easily clearing the streets and making it hard for salt to be applied. No matter where you live, it’s important to prepare your car for driving on either rural or city streets that haven’t yet been treated.
Your tires are where your car and the road meet. Make sure your tires are winter ready by checking the tread and pressure. If tire rotation or replacement tires are needed, we’re here for that too. Call AAMCO Lee’s Summit today to set up an appointment.
We just told you why regular car washes are important during the winter, but we didn’t mention waxing. Waxing is a winter car care staple because it provides an extra barrier between your car’s paint and the winter elements. It also helps keep your car looking great, despite the salt and sludge that come with winter.
3. Windshield Wiper Care
Windshield wipers are vital during rainstorms, as well as for winter weather driving. Your wipers keep your windshield clear when ice and snow build up while driving. Your defrost helps give you a clear line of sight, but your windshield wipers do all the work on those miserable weather days where windshields ice over even as you’re driving.
Winter Car Maintenance
For all of your vehicle’s winterization needs, you can count on AAMCO Lee’s Summit. Call us today for any and all items on your vehicle’s maintenance or repair checklist.