How to Prep a Car for Winter

2021 Jeep Wrangler in Snow

As colder temperatures arrive around Saint Paul and Woodbury, it is important that your vehicle is prepared to safely handle more treacherous weather and road conditions. Wondering how to prep a car for winter? The team at Fury Motors Saint Paul has provided this handy guide with winter car prep tips. Get your vehicle in tip-top shape because winter will be here before you know it. 

Winter Car Prep Tips

Drive with complete peace of mind around Inver Grove Heights by ensuring that your vehicle is properly equipped for challenging weather conditions. 

  • Check your battery: Inspect the battery cables and terminals for cracks to see if a battery replacement is needed. Cold weather can make it harder for your battery to work properly. 
  • Check your tire pressure: When colder temperatures arrive, it is likely that you will see a decrease in tire pressure. Underinflated tires can compromise both safety and fuel economy. 
  • Consider winter tires: For areas with heavier amounts of snow and ice, winter tires can be an excellent investment. Winter tires improve grip, shorten your stopping distance, and provide you with increased control. 
  • Regular brake checks: Wet roads and ice can cause rust to build up on your brakes, decreasing their performance. Have them inspected regularly during the winter. 
  • Change your oil: Motor oil actually thickens in cold weather, so it can be beneficial to get an oil change at the start of the season.
  • Fill your wiper fluid and replace the wiper blade: Consider freeze-resistant wiper fluid and heavy-duty wiper blades during winter months.
  • Keep the tank topped off: An empty tank allows moisture to build up which can dilute fuel and place unnecessary strain on your vehicle’s fuel pump and other components. 
  • Check your heater: You don’t want to be stuck without heat when it’s chilly outside. Have your heating system inspected and maintained for comfortable drives around South Saint Paul. 

Schedule Your Winter Service with Fury Motors Saint Paul

Now that you know how to prep a car for winter, we invite you to set up a service appointment with us at your earliest convenience. Our team is ready to assist you or provide beneficial winter car prep tips, so reach out to us today


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