With the colder weather upon us not only is it time to trade in your summer wardrobe for something a little warmer but also it’s time to give your vehicle a winter refresh to ensure it is safe and reliable for the coming months. Not only does winter-proofing your vehicle save you money by preventing costly repairs from popping up down the road, but also it ensures that you remain safe when the roads turn snowy and icy.
Start by checking your vehicle’s batteries which tend to die sooner in the winter months because of the additional strain that the colder weather places on the various components by having to work harder. Your battery can be checked at home if you have the proper tools, but it may not be a bad idea to find a local dealership specializing in your car’s manufacturer because many will offer a complimentary multi-point inspection with every service appointment that helps pinpoint other potential issues. Next, check your tire pressure every week because they usually deflate with chilly weather and could leave you more susceptible to flats or spin-outs. Also, depending on where you live, it may be a prudent decision to explore purchasing a set of winter tires that can easily be removed once the snow melts. Other ke6 areas to check to include topping off all the fluids in the vehicle particularly your windshield washer fluid and swapping out your windshield wiper blades with a new set.
Last but not least, you’ll want to make sure your auto insurance is current and that you have the appropriate coverage for your needs. At Premier Insurance Agency in Detroit, MI we can review your current policy or establish a new one all while looking to maximize your coverage at an affordable price.