When winter is near, many motorists begin winterizing their vehicles to prepare them for the cold, ice, and snow. Winterization involves checking and changing many different components. Coolant should be changed to help ensure that liquids do not freeze and prevent the engine from starting. Likewise, the starting and charging system should be checked. It is important to keep in mind that an old battery is especially prone to failure in winter, because cold weather can slow the chemical reaction required to generate electricity. Other items that may be checked include the windshield wiper blades and tires. During winter, increased precipitation can hinder visibility. As such, it is good to have working blades. Under winter driving conditions, underperforming tires can be especially dangerous. Many motorists switch their regular tires to snow tires, which tend to handle winter conditions better than regular tires. Ultimately, during pre-winter maintenance, our service staff will make sure that your vehicle is equipped to handle the tough winter conditions. Is your vehicle ready for winter? If not, we invite you to come in for our winterization service. Our knowledgeable staff can aid you in preparing your vehicle for harsh winter weather conditions. We can look over your brakes, belts, hoses, and other components. In addition, we can test your wiper blades and change your oil. If you feel it is time to swap your regular tires with a set of winter tires, just give us a call. Similarly, if you are uncertain about why a particular component is important to check or do not know what replacement will work best for your vehicle, we are happy to lend you our support and knowledge. When winter is coming, don’t delay. Contact us online or by phone and we will help you properly prepare it for the wintery weather.