The cool fall weather is still going strong, but winter will arrive in full force sooner than you think. Here are a few winter car care tips from us here at Pfeiffer Used so you can get through the upcoming winter months without any major issues.
As temperatures drop, so does your vehicle’s tire pressure. Tires with pressure levels below optimal levels could put you at risk due to a lack of traction. Check your tires once a week to ensure they’re inflated to the manufacturer-suggested air pressure.
Otherwise known as antifreeze, coolant keeps the engine from freezing when winter weather strikes in full force. Making sure your car has the proper amount of coolant is a necessity for all drivers in the northern United States, especially for those near large bodies of water. Have your vehicle professionally inspected to ensure you won’t have to deal with a frozen engine this winter.
You can only do so much to ensure that you get to and from your destination safety. Unfortunately, slick winter roads and other drivers could have other plans. An emergency kit can help you ride out unfortunate events as you wait for roadside assistance.
A good emergency kit should include warm clothes, blankets, a flashlight with extra batteries, jumper cables, and a first-aid kit. Other items, such as a shovel and cellphone charger, will make getting out of a jam easier as well.
If you need any assistance with pre-winter car maintenance, give us a call or stop by Pfeiffer Used today.