Preparing Your Car For Cold Weather


Preparing Your Car For Cold Weather

Michigan winters and cold weather can be rather brutal on your car or truck. Make sure to bring your vehicle in for a service this winter at Mr. Muffler in Westland. A car inspection at Mr. Muffler will check your battery, cooling system, brakes, muffler, tires and more.

Cold Weather Tires

Swapping out your tires each winter for winter tires will help you have better traction on wet slick roads. In addition, make sure all your tires have proper tire pressure. Colder weather can change the pressure in your tires so make sure to check it.

Another important aspect that is usually overlooked is your windshield wipers.  Ice and slush can build up quickly on your windshield, but with good wipers, it can stay clear. In addition to the wipers, the washer fluid should be checked and kept full. Good washer fluid will be able to defrost windshields and not freeze.

Keeping your car clean during the winter months is another option many people do not think of. Clearing off snow and salt it can save damage to the paint and body of the vehicle. Preventing rust in the long run.

Winter Driving Safety

Along with washer fluid and wipers, make sure to prepare a safety kit. This kit will contain jumper cables, flashlights, and other items that should be needed for winter. Also, during the colder months, keep your gas tank at least half a tank. A fuller tank will reduce condensation which could freeze in the tank. Make sure your rear defrost is in working condition.

Never pour boiling water on your windshield during the winter to remove ice. This could potentially crack or break the glass. Defrosting and scraping is a much better method.

These are just a few tips on winterizing your vehicle. In addition, make sure to slow down and pay attention to the road conditions during icy conditions.  Finally, visit Mr. Muffler today for all your vehicle needs.

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Rev. 12/2023