Winter Automotive Tips For Unexpected Inclement Weather

June 19th, 2019 by

Check Your Car’s Antifreeze

Antifreeze is possibly the most vital component of your car for withstanding the winter cold. It keeps your engine from freezing up during freezing temperatures, which could result in serious damage. During unexpected cold fronts and winter storms, you should always be sure that your antifreeze is topped off and in good condition to ensure the safety of your vehicle’s engine.

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Winter Appropriate Tires

Winter tires provide much better traction in cold temperatures than all-season tires, which are equipped on most vehicles. Typically all-season tires are a decent choice in all weather situations, but usually do not excel when compared to a set of summer tires during warm weather and winter tires during the colder months. Summer tires, also called performance tires, are even worse in the winter as most summer tires are not rated for conditions under 40 degrees. If you have summer or all-season tires, it’s a much safer choice for you to swap them out for winter tires. You can store your other tires while the winter tires are on. You can simply have them put back on when the winter is over, and, in turn, you can have the winter tires put into storage. If two sets of seasonally dedicated tires is not practical and you are satisfied with your all-seasons tires, ensure you have proper tread depth to be as prepared as possible for unexpected bad weather.

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Make Sure Your Brakes Are In Good Shape

Of course, brakes are always important for automotive safety. During the winter months, brakes often undergo increased wear and tear. This is because it is more difficult for the vehicle to gain traction, so the brakes must be used more often to help control the vehicle. It’s a good idea to have your brakes inspected before the winter months to make sure that they’re in tip-top shape. They may need brake pads and a brake fluid refill, or perhaps other services.

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Keep Ice From Building Up On Your Windshield

Even if temperatures are above freezing, ice may build up on your vehicle’s windshield. This can impair the driver’s visibility and make driving dangerous. An ice scraper can be used to remove the ice that has built up, and de-icing windshield wiper fluid can be an excellent choice for thawing out your windshield on a cold morning, as well as for cleaning your windshield mid-drive. You can also put de-icing chemicals on your windshield before freezing weather arrives can help prevent ice in the first place.

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Visit The Rivertown Toyota Dealership Today

Drivers in LaGrange, Auburn-Opelika and elsewhere in the Columbus, GA area can bring their car into the Rivertown Toyota service center today for help in the winterization process. Our expert technicians can take care of any automotive maintenance or auto repair needs you may have, from oil change service to engine repairs. You can make an appointment now from the comfort of your own home using our website. If you prefer, you can simply come into our car dealership in Columbus during our business hours. We’ll do the work and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

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