How Can I Get My Vehicle Ready for Winter in Green Bay?

Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter In Wisconsin

Now that winter is quickly approaching, it's important to make sure you are prepared for the brutal, snowy weather that will descend upon us soon. While that generally means stocking up on hot chocolate and winter clothing, it's equally vital to make sure your vehicle is ready for winter. There are a few different things you can do in order to make sure you are prepared for the open road, too.

Winterizing Your Vehicle Is Easier Than Ever

There are a few different ways you can protect your vehicle this winter. Here are a few services and parts you may want to consider.

What Needs Replacing or Checking?

Windshield Wipers

The wipers you generally use during spring, summer, and fall are designed to handle everything from a light drizzle to heavy rain. However, those wipers are not designed for winter, especially for snow and ice. That is why changing out those wipers for specially designed winter wiper blades is important. Winter wiper blades are designed specifically to handle the winter months.

Tires

As you can imagine, winter tires are vital to your safety on the road. Not only are winter tires designed with a special type of rubber that helps keep them flexible in cold weather, they also have hundreds of slits in the rubber. These slits help you maintain traction on snow and ice.

Batteries

There is nothing worse than going out to your car in the middle of a snowstorm, or during a cold morning, to find your battery dead. As such, it's important to get your battery checked to make sure it's in good health (or to get it changed for a new battery).

Fluids

While this may seem trite, it's important to keep an eye on your fluids, too. Your wiper fluid in particular should be full, since even a single, powerful snowstorm can deplete it. Furthermore, you can check out wiper fluid specifically designed for cold weather.

Get a Winter Safety Kit Ready for Your Car!

What Goes in a Safety Kit?

Last, but certainly not least, is the importance of winter safety kits. It's vital that you have one in your back seat at all times throughout the winter. It doesn't need to be too fancy, but simple tools -- like an ice scraper, warm winter clothing, a pack of matches, a flashlight, a first aid kit, jumper cables, a bag of sand or kitty litter, and extra antifreeze can go a long way to ensuring your safety during the winter.

Have Any Questions?

Winterizing your vehicle is important, especially in Wisconsin where winter can become dangerous at the drop of a hat. With some simple services, you can prepare your vehicle for the open.

If you would like to learn more about our selection of vehicles, or if you would like to learn more about winterizing your vehicle, we invite you to visit us at Gandrud Dodge Chrysler Jeep, located in Green Bay, WI. Our team would be proud to help you schedule a test drive with your preferred automotive option.

We look forward to assisting you with all of your vehicle-related needs.

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