Is Your Vehicle Winter Ready?

Christmas may be in the rearview mirror, but the winter season most certainly is not. The unpredictability of the open roads is stressful enough on both driver and vehicle alike, but add in winter weather, and you're looking at a totally different ball game. Ice and snow are nothing to sneeze at, even though they make quite a few several Carson City and Sparks sneeze themselves.

Hence, we encourage all our customers to protect not only themselves but to service their vehicles this winter season, by taking the time to get winter weather prep. Fortunately, we have a passionate and qualified staff who is here to walk you through everything you need to do.

Make Sure Your Heater is Working

This one may seem obvious at first glance, but summers around Reno tend to make us put the integrity of our vehicle's heater out of our minds until it's too late. You'll want to make sure you're comfortable, especially over longer commutes.

Check Your Tires and Refill the Air If Need Be

The integrity of your tires is vital, and the shifting temperatures that we experience here in Nevada can drastically affect the rubber. You'll want to check out your tires for cracks in the rubber as well as your tread depth. Having proper tread depth is vital for traction in icy conditions, and if the rubber is beginning to show cracks, it could mean a blowout is imminent.

Also be sure to keep checking on the air pressure in your tires as you lose one PSI for every ten degrees that the temperature falls.

Change Your Oil and Antifreeze

Winter weather has a way of attracting dirt and grime, so if it's about time for your next oil change, or even a little bit earlier, you'll want to get a fresh batch. And since it's likely been a while since you last looked at your antifreeze, a replacement of that is a good idea as well.

Categories: Parts, Service

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