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By keeping your vehicle in the best condition possible, you can have it operating efficiently and at top performance levels. By keeping these tips in mind, you can have your vehicle in proper working order for the winter.

The Battery

Your vehicle’s battery is especially hit hard when the mercury plummets. Cold temperatures reduce its cranking power. In fact, at about 0° F, a battery has only about half the cranking power it has at 80° F. If it’s more than five years old and shows signs of weakness, replace the battery with a top-rated model. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can test the battery for the charge and if it is time to have it replaced.

Windshield Wiper Blades

The wipers should be changed at least twice a year. This will help keep them in the top condition when they operate. If you notice any issues with them, make sure to have them replaced. If your visibility is poor, so is your safety.Being able to see is important, so you will want the wipers to clear the windshield away completely for you when you drive.

Clearing Windows

If you cannot see out the windows, you can be a danger to yourself and other drivers. Do not try to use the wipers and those brand-new wiper blades to remove ice from the windshield. Instead, use an ice scraper on frosty mornings. Also make sure the heater is functioning properly and that plenty of warm air is being directed to the windshield when it is in the defrost mode. If you notice anything out of the norm with your vehicle, make sure to schedule an appointment so we can inspect the vehicle. This will help it to be more reliable and safe this winter.