Five Tips To Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter Weather

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 5:57 pm
two vehicles driving in winter snow storm

November is flying and by and that means Winter weather is just around the corner. While drivers in Bergen County may be ready for the challenges of Winter weather, your vehicle may not be! Harsh Winter conditions and extreme temperatures can be extremely hard on vehicles. We’ve put together a list of tips you can take to make sure your vehicle is ready to safely and effectively drive during the Winter months.


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Winter Vehicle Preparation Tips

  1. Invest in snow tires. Snow (or Winter) tires are designed to withstand extreme temperatures and offer increased traction in harsh conditions. And don’t forget to keep an eye on your tire pressure.
  2. Get your oil changed. As the weather gets colder, old and dirty oil gets too thick to properly lubricate your engine. Check out lower viscosity motor oil during cold weather.
  3. Prepare a winter emergency kit. Make sure to have supplies in case of a breakdown, including blankets, ice scraper, extra warm clothes, cell phone charger, jumper cables, a flashlight and anything else you can think of that will help you in an emergency situation.
  4. Check your battery. Extreme temperatures put an extra strain on your battery. Have it tested to see if it can hold a charge to avoid having your car not start.
  5. Replace your wiper blades. Winter weather means a lot of precipitation. Whether that’s snow, rain or sleet, a new set of wipers are a cheap and simple way to improve visibility and safety for upcoming Winter trips.

We know this isn’t a complete list, but we hope that by reading some of these tips, you’ll start thinking about what you can do to prepare for all of the variables that come with winter driving. Have a tip we missed? Leave a comment below to let us know!

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4 Responses to “Five Tips To Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter Weather”

  1. Don Mays says:

    Preparing the speed machine for the winter spell is an indispensable job that every motorist has to do in order to remain safe while piloting their road companion on the snowy thoroughfares. You need to do various maintenance assignments including- oil change, winter tire installation, wiper blade replacement, inspection of the accumulator, brake and other electrical gadgets in order to prepare your old faithful for a long and hassle-free winter ride. If you want, you can also consult a car professional to receive some other invaluable recommendations.

  2. Amy Zahirski says:

    Winter is harsh for vehicles. During winter, the oil and other essential fluids become more viscous and that is why thicker. Therefore it is advised to use comparatively thinner oil and other fluids. Besides this, the roads are covered with snow at this time. Drivers face difficulty in driving. So,it is suggested to use winter tires in vehicles which can provide better grip on the snow covered road. Battery is mostly affected during winter. So we must conduct volt test on battery and if it is found to be in bad condition, then we must replace it with suitable substitutes. For car battery replacement, please refer to:
    https://www.mechanicsdirect.com/batteries.

  3. Julie Parker says:

    Thanks for pointing out the factors which should be taken into consideration prior to the arrival of the winter to protect the vehicle from the extremely cold temperature. A vehicle which has abnormal components and mechanical issues couldn’t withstand the extremely cold temperature of the winter. So, it is really essential to fix or replace the abnormal components to keep the vehicle in working order during the winter months. Besides, different types of lubricants used in the vehicle should also be replaced in time. For more assistance from the experienced technician, visit https://www.germanmotorspb.com/contact-us/

  4. Julie Campbell says:

    An article worth reading. Snowfall makes it really difficult to drive a vehicle during the winter months. Ordinary tires couldn’t generate better traction on the road surface covered with snow hence influences the driver’s ability to get better control over the vehicle. So, one should be very careful while driving a vehicle on such a slippery surface. Besides, one should use winter tires in the place of ordinary tires. Winter tires could generate better traction on the snowy and slippery road surface and hence enables the driver to get better control over the vehicle. To know more visit
    https://www.completeautomotivesystems.com/tires/

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