There are several things that you should inspect on the vehicle when the winter temperatures become cold. The fluid levels should be checked. This includes the oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and other fluids under the hood. When the temperatures get below freezing, you can increase the chance of a hose cracking or becoming damaged. You will want to bring the vehicle in so we can properly inspect the vehicle, belts, and hoses. When a hose is damaged, the fluid will leak out of it.


Another important thing to inspect are the tires of the vehicle. These are the only part that will make contact with the road, so it is important they are always in the best condition possible. Make sure to check the air pressure of each one. If the tire is low, make sure to fill it up as soon as you can. This will help the vehicle to be efficient, as well as keeping the tire last as long as possible. Tires that are lone can be more prone to blowing out. Remember to check the tires before you drive, or after some time when you are done driving. Sometimes the tires can give a false reading if you test it after driving. If a tire is leaking air often, bring it in so we can inspect it for you.

Windshield Wipers

Also remember to check the windshield wipers. You will want them to be free of ice and snow. If not, the wipers can scratch the windshield when you turn them on to operate. It is ideal to start your vehicle to let it warm up before you drive. This can help to warm up the windshield, making it easier to remove any snow, ice, or frost build up on it. If the wipers are damaged, make sure to have them replaced as soon as you can.