9 Winter Car Care Tips You Need To Know

Crisp fall air has quickly turned chilly here in Utah. Our mountain ranges already have a nice snow cap and it won’t be much longer before snow makes its way down to the valley.  As you adjust to the chill of another Utah winter, make sure to take these 9 winter care car tips into consideration.

Don’t postpone inspections and tune-ups until you’re caught in the middle of a snowstorm with a dead battery, tires without tread, and wipers that don’t work. Here at World Class Auto, we want you to drive safe out there, which is why we’re offering several pre-winter specials right now. You can get a winter inspection and/or a battery/starting system inspection for just $9.99 each (normally $45), as well as a BOGO on all new wiper blades.

If you haven’t already taken care of the 9 steps below, we highly recommend you do them as soon as possible to be prepared well before another snowy winter hits.

Antifreeze – Clean, flush, and put new antifreeze in the cooling system at least every 2 years.

Wipers – Consider winter wiper blades and use cold weather washer fluid. Wiper blades should be replaced every 6 months. Between now and November 15, you can come into World Class Auto to get a BOGO on all wiper blades.

Inspection – Schedule an inspection and tune-up before winter sets it. You can come get a complete winter inspection at World Class Auto for just $9.99 (normally $45).

Tires – Check the tread before driving on icy roads or on a snowy day. Consider buying special winter tires. Check tire pressure weekly during the colder months.

Emergency Kit – Make sure to have a kit with an ice scraper, snow brush, jumper cables, flashlight, blanket, extra clothes, bottled water, and snacks in the car at all times.

Gas – Keep your gas tank at least half full at all times to avoid running out of gas in a snowstorm or freezing gas lines.

Exhaust System – Check for carbon monoxide leaks – an especially dangerous hazard when driving with the windows up all winter.

Warming Up  – The best way to warm up your engine is to drive gently when you start. Take it easy for the first 5 – 10 minutes of driving before pushing your car too hard.

Battery – Cold weather makes it difficult for batteries to operate and increase the likelihood of experiencing a dead battery. Have a complete Battery/Starter System inspection (now just $9.99 at World Class Auto) conducted before bad weather hits to avoid any inconveniences or hazards.

 

Checking and taking into consideration these nine key winter car care tips is a definite must if you’re wanting to keep your vehicle running efficiently and your family safe. Winter driving can be unpredictable in Utah so it’s better to prepare ahead of time than be caught in an unfortunate situation. Make sure to take advantage of our winter prep specials at World Class Auto for great savings that won’t last long.

And remember, if you have any questions about your car during winter, we’re here to help. Just give us a call or stop on by!