Winterizing Your Car

It's important to make sure your vehicle is ready for dropping temperatures as the cold winter months approach. Here are a few things you can do to prep your vehicle for winter: 
  • Change the oil. Cold weather affects the way your oil moves through your engine, so it's a good idea to switch your oil to a more viscous formula so that it will move through your engine more quickly. 
  • HEET. Sometimes, warm summer weather can cause water to build up in your gas tank, and it's possible the water could freeze in your gas lines. To avoid this, simply use a bottle of heat in your gas tank. It will sink to the bottom of the tank and absorb the water. 
  • Battery. Anyone who has lived in a cold climate knows that it can be tough to get your battery to work in the winter. To avoid a cold morning with a dead battery, check your voltage and connections in advance. 
  • Snow Tires. Not all tires are created equal. Even if the tires you currently have on your vehicle work great in the summer, you'll want to replace them with snow tires in the winter. Snow tires will help grip the road to prevent slide offs in snowy conditions. 
Stop by our service department for more recommendations on how to prepare your vehicle for winter weather.
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