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Preparing Your Vehicle For The Winter Months

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Another Cold Winter Approaches!

As the weather starts to cool down and the days get shorter, it's essential to start thinking about how to winterize your vehicle before December is upon us. Here in Cincinnati, we often get snow and ice during the winter months, which can wreak havoc on your car if you're not prepared, ruin your plans, or even permanently damage your vehicle. 

 

While that’s the extreme, it’s useful to prepare for the worst even when we hope for the best. Here are a few tips to help you get your car ready for winter:

Check your tires. 

Make sure they have enough tread and are properly inflated. This will help you maintain traction on icy roads. If you plan on driving into heavy snow, be sure you have the right tires and accessories.

Get your battery tested. 

Cold weather can make it harder for your battery to start your car, so it's important to make sure it's in good condition. Look out for signs of corrosion or weakening. 

Change your oil. 

Cold weather can make your oil thicker, so it's important to get it changed before winter hits. New oil, new filter can help keep your car purring.

Check your antifreeze levels. 

You'll want to make sure your antifreeze is at the proper level so it doesn't freeze in your engine. Ask for a top-up if you don’t know how to add this to your vehicle’s engine.

Get your windows cleaned. 

Ice and snow can make it difficult to see out of your windshield, so it's important to have clean windows before winter starts. Be sure to keep an ice scraper on hand, and make sure your windshield wipers are up to date.

Stock up on emergency supplies. 

It's always a good idea to have a few essentials in your car in case you get stranded in the cold weather. Things like a blanket, a first-aid kit, and some non-perishable snacks can come in handy if you find yourself stuck on the side of the road.


By following these simple tips, you can help make sure your car is ready to take on anything winter throws your way. Avid Autowerx is here to help with all your winter prep needs. Give us a call or stop by today to get your car ready for the cold weather ahead. Contact us today to schedule winterizing of your vehicles. Avid Autowerx is a family-owned and operated business providing quality automotive services to the Cincinnati area for years! Our shop is located at 5591 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227; click here to schedule an appointment today!

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