Drive Safely by Completing these 7 Winter Maintenance Tasks

Drive Safely by Completing these 7 Winter Maintenance Tasks

With winter once again right around the corner, you'll want to make sure you complete the necessary maintenance tasks to keep you as safe as possible during stretches of challenging driving conditions. Here's a look at seven important types of winter auto maintenance.

Check Battery/Charging System

Frigid weather can be very hard on your battery. Before the temperature plummets, it'll be best to get your battery checked so you can be confident it isn't likely to leave you stranded in freezing conditions.

Check Wiper Fluid/Blades

If you drive your car on a daily basis, you'll want to replace its wiper blades twice per year. For winter driving, many drivers prefer heavy-duty blades. And by always driving with a proper level of freeze-resistant wiper fluid, you'll help to ensure optimal visibility through your windshield.

Brake Inspection

Winter weather often means slick roads and reduced visibility, making it especially important that your braking system is functioning flawlessly. During a brake inspection, the mechanic will check all parts of the braking system to make sure they're prepared to keep you safe when the unexpected occurs.

Check Heater/Defroster

A healthy heating system ensures that you're able to keep your body safely warm during icy weather. It also improves visibility by keeping your windshield clear.

Check Tire Tread & Pressure

For optimal traction during the wintertime, you'll want to start thinking about getting new tires when the tread gets below 6/32".

Add New Antifreeze as Necessary

For a healthy engine temperature, it's important to consistently drive with the proper amount of clean antifreeze.

Check Exhaust System

Because you'll be driving with your windows up throughout the winter, it's extra important that your car hasn't developed an exhaust leak.

If you need auto maintenance, be sure to bring your vehicle to a reputable mechanic. For winter auto maintenance in Lancaster, PA, contact the experts at McKonly's Garage at (717) 208-8210. Feel free to give McKonley's Garage a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs! And be sure to check out our current specials!


McKonly's Garage Blog
Posted: November 30, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ