Winterizing : Are you ready?
As the hotter months start to fade away, it’s time to think about getting your vehicle ready for the frigid temperatures. You don’t want to get caught in a dangerous situation this winter, so make sure your vehicle is more than prepared to handle the snow and ice. Keep reading for our tips on how to get your car winter-ready.
Take care of your fluids
This means all the fluids—coolant, wiper fluid, and oil! When it comes to coolant, you’ll need a mixture of water and antifreeze to protect your radiator from any damage. Wiper fluid should be freeze-resistant as well to help make sure you always have a clear view of the road ahead. Oil is a little bit of a different story—some vehicles might need to switch to thinner oil for the winter depending on temperatures. Our certified Toyota technicians know what’s best for your Toyota, and are happy to help with any of these services and more.
Make sure you have the proper tires
Do you have the proper tires for winter months? If not, it’s definitely a good idea to invest in some winter or all-season tires. To get started, check out our tire department for more information about replacements, rotations, and more!
Get your vehicle inspected
Stop by University Toyota for a routine inspection. This way we can cover everything and put your mind at ease this winter. We’ll make sure your heater, brakes, battery, and many other parts are working properly. This will avoid an unexpected situation on the road once those temperatures drop. Schedule an appointment online today!
Keep an emergency kit in your car
You can prepare your car to no end, but sometimes things happen. Keep a few emergency items in your car just in case. Here are a few things that are good to include:
- Blankets/extra coats
- Snack food
- First aid kit
- Sand (for traction)
- Emergency reflectors or flares
- Flashlight and extra batteries
By following these tips, you’ll be prepared when it comes to winter weather, especially here in West Virginia! If you have any questions or would like to speak to our service technicians, please don’t hesitate to call us at 866-313-4771.