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When it comes to getting your car ready for winter, it’s probably best to start now. In Illinois, the rough winters wreak havoc on unprepared cars. You probably remember that you need to check your antifreeze before the temperatures get too low. Still, there’s a full list of inspections, services, and winter car care preparations that are necessary to keep any vehicle safe this time of year.
A tread inspection will help you know if your tires are up to the task of driving in winter conditions. If you need to switch to winter tires, that can be done too. The tire inspection will also look at tire pressure, as colder weather can impact it.
Batteries fail more often in cold weather than warm weather. That’s because the cold weather causes the electric components to shrink, which can increase draw and wear on the battery system. A preemptive test will ensure that the battery is ready to survive the cold.
You always need good brakes, but winter weather makes good brakes even more critical.
Good blades are essential to getting mud and dirt off your windshield, which is a persistent winter problem. The wiper fluid needs to be checked to prevent freezing in the cold.
You want to be sure that your heater and defrost are ready to take on the cold. Seat warmers and steering wheel warmers are included in this inspection, which is great for keeping you comfortable this winter.
This inspection will make sure you have enough engine coolant. It will also test the freezing temperature to show that your antifreeze is sufficient to get your vehicle through the coldest temperatures this winter.
Chips and cracks in a windshield are bad, but they can get a lot worse when the temperature drops. Windshields shrink a little in the cold, creating pressure that can turn a small chip or crack into a major problem.
You never want to be stranded, but being stranded in severe winter weather is incredibly dangerous. Your roadside safety kit will have the things you need to stay safe if your vehicle can’t get you where you’re going.
If you’re in or around Naperville, you can get the services you need at Bill Jacobs MINI. We can provide all of the services you need to winterize your car and get ready for the cold months.
2491 Aurora Ave,
Naperville, IL 60540