Time to Winterize Your Car
As much as we don’t want to admit it, winter is right around the corner. We already had snow on the ground at this time last October! It crept on us fast and we want to help make sure you and your car are ready this time around. Here’s a few helpful hints!
Get your scrapers and snow brush ready. Last year, the brush side of the scraper was put to as much use as the scraper side! Don’t get caught at the office during the first snow and realize you don’t have your scraper.
Check your tire pressure. Your tires should be properly inflated to ensure you’ll have the best possible traction when driving. Often when the weather cools, your tire pressure drops and you may see your Tire Pressure light come on on your console, so now is a good time to check it. Refer to your owners manual for the preferred pressure.
Consider snow tires. You may be driving one of the many fine cars sold at Carousel, that handle the winter ice and snow very well. However, tires do wear, and you should check the tread before winter is upon us. Some people prefer snow tires specifically, and although it’s not required, they can help you manage the winter roads.
Check wiper blades and washer fluid. When the car in front of you is throwing up slush and ice, you’ve got to have properly working blades and plenty of fluid to get you through the season. Now is an easy time to check your blades.
Make sure you have routine service and maintenance scheduled. It’s smart to go into winter with all the proper fluids and a fresh oil change. The service professionals at Carousel will also check your coolant levels to make sure you have the proper mix of antifreeze and water. We’ll go over any questions and concerns you have about you and your car facing winter. Together…we can brave another Iowa winter! You can schedule your service on-line now!
Lastly, play it safe, you never know what may happen out of the road, even when your being careful…pack a “just in case” emergency kit today! Here’s some must-haves for your kit!
- Windshield Wiper Fluid
- Wiper Blades
- Ice Scrapers
- Kitty Litter/Sand
- Small Snow Shovels
- Tire Gauges
- Extra cell phone battery
- Extra warm clothes left in car; sweater, snow pants, thick socks, gloves, scarf hat.
- Flares or reflective triangle