Get Your Vehicle Ready for Winter

With winter here, it’s important to ensure your vehicle is ready for our cold Vermont weather. Performing the proper maintenance can be the difference between a good winter experience and a bad one. That’s why we’ve put together a list outline some tips that can keep your vehicle running smoothly and safely throughout these winter months. Because the last thing we want, is for you to get stuck in the cold due to an automotive failure.

Five Winter Maintenance Tips

  1. Check Your Fluids:As winter approaches, it’s important to check your fluids. Especially your engine coolant and anti-freeze levels. Both this fluids work extremely hard during winter months, and you’ll want to make sure they’re at proper levels.
  2. Change Your Oil:With colder weather, you’ll want your oil thinner. By switching to a lower viscosity oil, you’ll get a better flow when the temperature drops below freezing.
  3. Check Your Tires:From tread to tire pressure to tire type, your tires make all the difference when there’s snow or ice on the ground. Consider switching to winter tires from summer ones, a service our automotive experts are ready to help with. In addition, you’ll want to keep an eye on tire pressure. Changing weather can make it fluctuate.
  4. Make an Emergency Bag:A winter supply box can make all the difference for your personal safety. Pack it with a flashlight, road flares, blankets, ice scraper and even a charged cellphone. Should the unfortunate happen, it’s best to be prepared with a kit in your car.
  5. Switch Your Wiper Fluid:Not all wiper fluid is created equal. Winter wiper fluid is designed to keep from freezing when it hits your windshield, and it can even help break up ice.

While these are just a few tips, if you have any questions, visit our dealership. While we pride ourselves on our inventory, we pride ourselves even more on providing quality service to our fellow Vermont drivers. We’ll be more than happy to answer any winter-related questions you may have.

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