Proper Winter Maintenance for your Vehicle

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As the weather gets colder, now is the perfect time to prepare your vehicle for winter. Not only is this necessary in order to keep your vehicle operating properly, but it will also increase safety. You will want to make sure that the brakes, tires, fluids, and other parts of the vehicle are in the best condition possible. The last thing you want is a breakdown when it is below zero out. If you are not sure when regular maintenance should be done, make sure to contact us and we can set up a schedule for you.

Noises

The first thing is to notice any odd noises or sounds your vehicle might have. This will be important because any noise like a squeal or grind can mean issues for your vehicle. You will wan tot make sure to bring it in as you notice it. Ignoring the issue will only make it worse and cause more damage. This will then lead to a costly repair bill as well. The sound may also get louder or more common as well. Try to notice what you are doing when this happens. It could be turning the wheel or corner, accelerating, or even applying the brakes. This will then help us to narrow down where and what the issue might be.

Check Fluids

The fluid levels should also be properly inspected. They should be at the level indicated on the reservoir. Also check how they look. If it looks like sludge, then the fluid is no longer in the best condition it should be in. It will also not move freely through the engine and system of your vehicle. Also follow the recommended oil change schedule for your vehicle. This can depend how often you drive, miles, and what type of roads you drive on. Having an oil change done can help keep the vehicle operating properly.