We’ve compiled a list of 5 winter maintenance tips to keep your car or truck in top running shape. There’s no better time to have your car in tip top shape as getting stranded in the middle of winter is much worse than getting stranded in the summer.
Think of this as like the gutter system of your home. If you let debris accumulate you can experience corrosion and unwanted internal leaks. Make sure to keep up with winter maintenance.
Auto owners are familiar with all season tires and for this winter maintenance post can’t omit talking about them. These tires are more expensive, but avoid you from having to change out tires in between seasons. With the help of stability control systems these tires have been making drivers lives easier.
SOLO PCMS understands the breadth that stability control can assist in as it is controlled by ECU’s. What most people don’t know is that due to styling priorities manufacturers have been making tires wider with slim profiles. Look into winter tires for winter maintenance!
Think of winter maintenance and think of nethers. Nethers are used by car manufacturers to improve the aerodynamics of cars. With a better understanding of technology cars are coming equipped with more nethers which can become loose with time. These loose parts make your car vulnerable to getting caught in snow and worse, having a part of the underbody ripped off. Before the ground is too cold or there is too much snow piled up around your car you should perform winter maintenance and check loose nethers and use zip ties to tighten them!
This small winter maintenance tip can drastically improve the visibility while driving at night and through snow storms. First, make sure that the headlamps are clear of dirt. Then, rub car wax directly on the lens. Let it dry for about 5 minutes and then buff it off in a circular motion. You will leave behind a slippery surface that makes it harder for ice to build up on, making your driving experience safer!