Thanksgiving has come and passed, and so has the warm weather. Now is the time to get your car ready for the harsh weather ahead. Below are a few tips to help protect your vehicle from the wintery weather ahead.


It cannot be stressed enough how important winter tires are to your ability to handle in icy conditions. Stopping time is dramatically reduced with summer or all-season tires, potentially putting yourself in danger. It has been proven that winter tires have a positive effect from 7-degrees and below. Take advantage of our "Buy 3 Tires, Get the Fourth Free" sale to ensure you and your family's safety this winter. If storage is an issue, we can store your summer tires for you! Please ask a Service Advisor for more details.


Ensure that the windshield washer fluid has at least a -30 degree rating, so that it does not freeze up when you need it most. If you do a lot of highway driving, you will notice that you use your washer fluid more regularly, so keeping an extra jug or two in your vehicle at all times is a good idea. When you park your car overnight outdoors, it is a good idea to pop your wiper blades up and off the windshield to reduce the chance of having ice stick to your blades. Having ice on your blades create streaks and severely impair your wipers ability to get rid of dirt and debris.


The colder it is, the thicker your oil becomes. This makes it more difficult to start your engine and warm it up. It is recommended to switch to a better oil when the colder weather hits to ensure your vehicle is up to the challenge on those cold winter mornings.


Weak batteries become exposed as the weather gets colder. If you do not drive your vehicle daily, the risk of your battery keeping a charge is reduced dramatically. The typical battery lifespan is anywhere between 3 to 5 years. Please ask one of our service advisors to check your battery to see if it's time to get a new one.


With winter, comes extended darkness. It is very important to the other drivers on the road to be able to see you, especially in snowy conditions. Checking your lighting system is important to ensure you stay safe on the road.
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