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Winter Maintenance Checklist: Drive Safely This Holiday Season!

Dec 16, 2022 - 1 minute read

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Winter in Minnesota can be harsh, with cold temperatures, snow, and ice all contributing to the wear and tear on your vehicle. Proper winter vehicle maintenance is essential to ensure that your car, truck, or SUV is ready to handle challenging road conditions and keep you safe on the road.

Here are a few key areas to focus on when it comes to winter vehicle maintenance in Minnesota:

  1. Tires: Proper tire pressure and tread depth are crucial for maintaining traction on slippery roads. Check your tire pressure regularly and consider investing in winter tires if you frequently drive in snowy or icy conditions.

  2. Battery: Cold temperatures can be tough on your vehicle's battery, so it's important to have it tested and, if necessary, replaced before the winter months. A dead battery can leave you stranded in the cold, so it's better to be proactive.

  3. Windshield wipers and fluid: Visibility is crucial when driving in inclement weather, so make sure your windshield wipers and fluid are in good condition. Replace any worn wipers and keep your windshield washer reservoir topped off with a winter-specific fluid that won't freeze.

  4. Heating and defrosting systems: It's essential to have a properly functioning heating and defrosting system in your vehicle to stay warm and clear the windows during the winter months. Have these systems checked by our OEM-certified technicians, and repaired if necessary.

  5. Brakes: Brake pads and rotors can be worn down by the added demands of driving in winter conditions, so it's a good idea to have them inspected and, if necessary, replaced before the winter weather hits. Kruse Motors has great specials on brakes to help you save big. If you're in need of brake replacement, stop in today!

By taking the time to perform proper winter vehicle maintenance, you can ensure that your vehicle is ready to handle the challenges of winter in Minnesota and keep you safe on the road. Don't wait until it's too late - schedule your winter vehicle maintenance now at Kruse Motors in Marshall and enjoy peace of mind throughout the season.

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