Preparing Your Car for Winter

Preparing Your Car for Winter

Winter is approaching quickly, but there’s still time to make sure your car is ready for anything this coming season. Here are a few tips on preparing your car for winter from us here at Tom Hodges Mitsubishi.

Emergency Winter Supplies

In the event that you end up sliding off the road or have a mechanical problem, you’ll want a stock of emergency winter supplies to fall back on. Create a supply box that includes simple items, like nonperishable food, a flashlight with batteries, and a bag of sand. It can make all the difference while you wait for help to arrive.

Coolant

Your vehicle’s coolant, also known as antifreeze, prevents the engine from freezing during winter. Without it, your car could end up inoperable, or worse, mechanically damaged. While you can check the coolant yourself, it’s well worth the money to have a technician perform a thorough inspection of your vehicle to spot any problems before cold weather sets in.

Tires

Your vehicle’s tires are one of the most vital safety features that your car has to offer, and that goes double during winter. Balding or under-inflated tires may lack a good amount of traction on the road, effectively increasing the chance of an accident.

Take the time to check your tire pressure each week and inflate tires to the manufacturer-suggested pressure. If your tire tread is nearly worn down, make sure to get a new set before winter arrives.

Preparing your car for winter is important for your car and your safety; and it’s easy to do! If you have any questions at all, feel free to stop into Tom Hodges Mitsubishi and we’ll lend you a helping hand.

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