In Killeen, we don’t have to worry as much about intense winter weather as other states up north. Still, winter car care is essential for the long-term health of your vehicle, and imperative for those days where we actually wind up getting some slippery weather.
In any weather, tires are one of the most important parts of any vehicle. Fluctuating temperatures can cause the air in your car’s tires to expand and contract, so it’s crucial to monitor your car’s tire pressure throughout the cold months.
Because colder temps put additional strain on your car’s battery, its vital to test your car battery before winter officially arrives. If you lack the proper equipment to do this at home, a technician at Bates Nissan can quickly figure out if your current battery us up for the task ahead.
Consider winter the perfect midway point between the hot summer months to check on all of your vehicle’s essential fluids. Not only should you make sure that your oil is clean and at an adequate level, but you should be keeping an eye on your brake fluid, transmission fluid, windshield wiper fluid, and power steering fluid. Getting this all done at the start of winter will carry you through to the start of summer’s dog days.
Wipers are important for maintaining good visibility in potentially hazardous conditions. Winter is always a good time to replace your car’s wiper blades if they are bent, cracked, damaged, or just not working like they used to.
Be sure to test your car’s heating and defrosting system before the coldest days of the year arrive. Not only will this keep you comfortable, it will ensure you always have a good view of the road and can drive safely even when things get frosty out there. While you’re at it, check on your cooling system to make sure it’s fine after a long summer of use.
If you have any vehicle maintenance needs, you need look no further than Bates Nissan.