Winter Car Care: Essential Tips for Cold Weather Maintenance

Winter car maintenance

In the cold winter months, the last thing you want is to be stranded on the side of the road because your car breaks down. Car care is different in the winter than in warmer months. In this blog, we'll look at the critical aspects of winter car care and why entrusting your vehicle to 53 Auto in Wichita is the smartest choice for cold-weather maintenance.

Professional Tire Inspection: We will assess and adjust tire pressure and tread depthto make sure that your tires are safe on winter roads.

Battery Health:  Our skilled technicians can perform precise battery tests, assuring your car's electrical system is winter-ready.  We will also clean and check your battery terminals to guarantee a reliable electrical connection.

Engine Oil and Fluids:  Fluids perform differently in colder temperatures.  Let us perform an oil change and top off critical fluids, such as coolant and windshield washer fluid, protecting your vehicle from the cold's harsh effects.

Brake Confidence:  Make sure you can maneuver and stop safely on winter roads. We will assess your brake pads to guarantee they're up to the task and verify the right brake fluid level for secure and efficient braking during the winter season.

Lights and Signals:  Winter days are short and nighttime driving is more prevalent during the winter months.  Let us check and maintain your headlights, taillights, turn signals, and brake lights, ensuring safe visibility.  We will also replace any burnt out bulbs to improve your visibility in winter driving conditions.

Wiper Blades and Washer Fluid:  Snow and ice can be hard on wiper blades.  Let us install new winter wiper blades, ensuring crystal-clear visibility in rain and snow.  While you’re car is at the shop, we will top up your washer fluid reservoir with a cold-weather formula to keep your windshield spotless.

Heating and Defroster Function:  The time to find out that your heater and/or defroster are not working is before you really need it.  We will test your heating and defrosting systems, ensuring warmth and visibility when you need it most.

Winter Emergency Kit:  Don’t even think about taking a winter road trip without an emergency kit!  Let 53 Auto advise you on what to include in your winter emergency kit, so you are well-prepared for any unexpected winter scenarios.

Winter car care is your passport to safe and reliable travel during the cold season. Entrust your vehicle to professionals who understand the unique demands of winter driving. By relying on our expertise, you'll enjoy a secure and stress-free journey, knowing that your car is winter-ready and dependable. So, make the wise choice and choose 53 Auto for a season of worry-free driving. Your vehicle and your peace of mind will thank you.

Service Reminders

service-reminderSign up today for our complimentary Service Reminders program. We will send you a courtesy message by email, postal mail, or phone reminding you in advance of your next scheduled service interval date based on your service needs, car data, and your "VIN" number. Scheduled maintenance can avoid costly repairs!