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How to Prepare Your Vehicle for the Winter

Winter is already officially in full swing in Oakville, ON, and it will outstay its welcome in most provinces and territories. Most of our vehicles will suffer from a long and harsh winter, but this does not have to be the case for you! We've put together this list of winter auto maintenance items that can help protect your vehicle from the bitter cold.

1. Inspect your wiper blades

When driving this season, visibility is a must. Wiper blades tend to lose their efficiency out of the blue, leaving you with nasty streaks on your windshield. Besides replacing your windshield wiper blades on time, please be sure to wipe off the debris and grime every so often to keep them clean. It's also crucial that you remember to flip your wipers out when you park your vehicle outside to keep them from freezing against the windshield.

2. Monitor tire pressure

Your tires will fluctuate in pressure once the cold comes around, which is why you should frequently check your tires. Low tire pressure can lead to premature wear and tear, decreased tire performance, and even accidents. If your tires need topping off, don't hold off on it.

3. Check your heating and defrosters

You know you're off to a good start if your heaters and defrosters work, as these will be the first thing you crank up after starting your car. Your car ride can be excruciating if your heat isn't working in freezing temps, and a broken defroster will significantly reduce your visibility.

 

For assistance in winterizing your vehicle, we invite you to visit Sil’s Complete Auto Care Centre in Oakville, ON, for a detailed vehicle check-up. Let's take on the bitter cold together!

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