7 Maintenance Tasks for Safe Winter Driving

7 Maintenance Tasks for Safe Winter Driving


As winter nears and temperatures plummet, driving conditions will soon become much more challenging. Before the worst weather hits, you'll want to make sure your vehicle is ready to keep you as safe as possible. Here's a look at seven important types of winter auto maintenance.

Check Wiper Fluid/Blades

For safe visibility during periods of rain and snow, it's important to maintain a healthy level of freeze-resistant wiper fluid. Wiper blades generally need to be replaced twice-yearly, with heavy-duty blades being a good option for the wintertime.

Brake Inspection

Heavy precipitation and low temperatures bring slick roads. To keep you safe, you need all aspects of your braking system to be functioning optimally. As part of a brake inspection, all components will be thoroughly examined, making sure that you're fully prepared for driving in difficult conditions.

Check Tire Tread & Pressure

For optimal traction and safety during the winter months, it's best to drive with a tire tread depth of 6/32" or deeper.

Add New Antifreeze as Necessary

To prevent your engine from getting too cold, or too hot, you'll want to drive with the right level of fresh antifreeze.

Check Heater/Defroster

A healthy heating system doesn't just improve safety by keeping your body warm during freezing temperatures, but also by providing you with clear visibility through your windshield.

Check Battery & Charging System

Icy weather can be rough on a car battery. To make sure your battery isn't likely to leave you stranded in freezing temperatures, it's worth getting it checked.

Check Exhaust System

During periods of frigid weather, you're going to be keeping your windows up, which makes it particularly important that your car doesn't have an exhaust leak.

If you need auto maintenance, be sure to bring your vehicle to a reputable mechanic. For winter auto maintenance in Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, South Barrington, and Palatine, IL, contact the experts at Import Motors at (847) 908-4863. Import Motors specializes in European auto repair in Schaumburg. Feel free to give Import Motors a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs!


Import Motors Inc Blog
Posted: November 18, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ