With the extremely cold temperatures in Michigan, you’ll want to be sure your vehicle is ready to go. Whether it’s icy roads or snow, being prepared for all situations is the best way to avoid any serious issues on the road. Continue reading to learn more about how to winterize your vehicle before the cold weather arrives this winter.
Oil Change – Getting your oil changed regularly is important no matter the weather, but during the cold weather oil tends to thicken, which makes it more difficult to keep your engine lubricated. Your vehicle’s owner’s manual may give you guidance on which oil to use for extremely cold temperatures.
Battery – You don’t want your battery to die on the road during a blizzard, so preparing ahead of time makes sense. Be sure the battery’s connections and posts aren’t corroded and that the battery has enough water. If your vehicle’s battery is more than three years old, you’ll want to test its charge or have it replaced with a new one.
Tires – Traction can be compromised in conditions such as rain, snow, and ice. That means you want your tires to be properly inflated so they have the best possible traction. As temperatures drop, so does the air pressure in your tires. Get your tires checked and filled with air, you can even do it yourself fairly easily. You may also want to switch over to snow tires for the winter, especially in Michigan. This can improve your traction even more, so it’s certainly not a bad idea.
These are just a few tips to winterize your vehicle for winter in Michigan. Bring your car into Fast Eddie’s Wash and Lube for an oil change and other preventative services including wiper blade replacement, air filter replacement, headlights and bulbs, battery replacement, and much more.