How Can I Get My Vehicle Ready for Winter?

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips and Tricks on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at 1:02 pm
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How to Prepare Your Vehicle for the Winter Season

Living in the Midwest, we know that winter ends up being one of the longest seasons. However, while other Midwestern states may have their winters starting in November, here in Nebraska, it tends to start early. That means we need to start preparing our vehicles for the new season. In this blog post, we will be sharing with you tips on how to prepare your vehicle for the winter season.

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Best Tips to Follow to Have a Better Winter

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  1. Check your battery. Take your vehicle in to a service shop to get your battery tested. If your battery levels are low, be sure to get a new one. The cold temperatures during winter adds extra strain on your battery and can lead to it dying.
  2. Focus on your tires. One of the first things you should consider is getting a set of winter tires. These are created to better handle the road when it’s covered in ice or snow. You should also get your tires rotated to ensure that you don’t get any uneven tire wear. Once the temperature starts dropping, be sure to maintain the proper psi.
  3. Change your windshield wiper blades. When you get stuck in a winter storm, you want to make sure you can have as much visibility as possible. If your wiper blades are old, it can make the situation worse. Replacing the blades will help ensure that the windshield is clear.
  4. Update your fluids for winter. Just like the tires, cold weather can affect the fluids that help run your vehicle. Visit an automotive parts store to get fluids that are made to handle colder weather. You should be getting winter formulas for your oil, brake fluids, and windshield wiper fluid.

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Schedule A Service Appointment at Schworer Volkswagen

Now that you know how to prepare your vehicle for winter, be sure to schedule a service appointment at Schworer Volkswagen. We’ll help you get your vehicle ready for winter in time to fully enjoy the season.