Make sure your car is in tip-top condition during the colder months of winter by following these car maintenance tips.
Check the battery
When cold temperatures hit, your vehicle’s battery is likely to feel the brunt of it. Lower temperatures can affect the way the battery operates. This, along with the fact that it is under more strain because you will be using your heat and lights more, can cause your battery to stop working. If your car has a battery that is more than five years old, then it’s a good time to consider replacing it.
Keep an eye on tires
Check to see if your tires are balding and replace them if the tread is worn down. This will help increase vehicle traction when the roads are snowy. Also, regularly monitor your tire’s pressure. As the temperature drops, so will the tire pressure. Your pressure should remain within the recommended range found in your owner’s manual.
Replace windshield wipers
Visibility is key to safe travels, no matter the time of the year. In winter, though, salted roads, slush, ice, and snow can make impede visibility. This is why you need to check your vehicle’s windshield wipers. If they’re older than six months, leave streaks on your windshield when in use, or have cracked or warped rubber, then you should replace them to help ensure maximum visibility on winter drives.
Contact us at Union Park Honda if your vehicle is in need of new windshield wipers or another auto part.