Getting Ready for Winter With Kruse Motors
Oct 30, 2023 - 2 minute read
Winter-ize Your Vehicle: Essential Steps for Safe and Smooth Winter Driving: The temperature is starting to drop and the days are getting shorter, now is a great time to prepare your vehicle for the challenges of winter driving. Taking the right steps to prepare can help ensure your safety on the road during the winter as well as prevent costly repairs down the line. In this guide, Kruse Motors will walk you though the key steps to prepare for the winter season.
Check Your Tires
Your tires are the FIRST line of defense against slippery roads! Make sure your tires have adequate tread and are properly inflated. A great option to consider would be “snow/winter” tires for improved traction on icy surfaces.
Test Your Breaks
Either inspect your breaks or have a professional check your breaks and ensure they are in good condition. The last thing you want are your breaks going out in the middle of a snowstorm.
Test Your Battery
The cold and harsh tempretures can really put a strain on car batteries. Have your battery tested and ensure that it has enough charge to start your vehicle reliably. If its 3+ years in age, consider replacing it now as a preventive measure.
Ensure that your essential engine fluids such as engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant and windshield washer fluid are at the correct levels. Use winter-grade fluids to prevent freezing.
Replace Worn Out Wiper Blades
Clear visibility is CRUCIAL for safe winter driving. Imagine being caught in a snowstorm and you can't see because your wiper is only brushing half the snow off! Replace your worn out wiper blades to ensure a clear view!
Pack an Emergency Kit
Prepare for the unexpected, especially in longer drives, by packing an emergency kit. Include things such as a blanket, flashlight, extra batteries, a basic toolkit, non-parishable food and water are all good things to keep in emergency kit.
These are just a few of the things we recommend to prepare for the upcoming harsh weather. Remember, safety should be your TOP priority! If you're unsure about ANY of these things on your vehicle, do NOT hesitate to call Kruse Motors to schedule a visit to our service center. Our expert technicians are here to help ensure your vehicle is winter ready and equipped! Safe Travels this holiday season!