Preparing Your Vehicle For Fall & Winter In Fredericton, NB
Fall and Winter Preparation
When prepping for cold winter driving, your vehicle must be in peak condition as the cold weather approaches. By taking precautions and following safe driving tips, you will have far more minor accidents or Winter vehicle trouble. Here are three things to be considered when driving in the Fall or winter.
How To Prepare Your Car For Fall and Winter
Check Your Battery
Coolant, Filters Hoses
Tips For Preparing For Fall and Winter
Checking Your Tire Pressure
Check your vehicle's tread, inflation and overall conditions of your tires. Remember to rotate your tires to wear evenly, check your tire tread, and replace your tires if they look worn. Remember, air shrinks in cold weather, and the air in your tires is no exception. Your tire pressure will go down as the weather cools, so ensure your tires come adequately inflated. Not enough pressure will increase wear and fuel consumption; too much air pressure can reduce traction, especially in icy conditions. You can find the proper tire pressure listing on your vehicle's driver-side door or in the glove box. Ensure you keep an ice scraper in your car, ad check your windshield wipers and defrosters to verify they're working correctly. De-icers for door locks are also helpful, but heated keys are better when frozen locks.
Check Your Brakes
When checking your vehicle's brakes, ensure they are critical before getting into the Fall or winter. Your brakes are essential for safe driving. The cold weather heightens brake problems since the roads can become slippery from snow and ice. Listen for unusual noises that may point to failing brake pads.
Check You Vehicle Lights
Walk around the exterior of your vehicle and check to make sure all your lights are working, including headlights, taillights and brake lights, are working as they should. These lights help you ensure that other drivers can see you if you need your lights replaced; book a service appointment today through Riverview Ford's Service Centre.
Having A Emergency Winter Kit
Snow-covered roads and reduced visibility can all be a factory of winter driving. Winter also brings an increased amount of risk while driving. It is easy to get stuck on the side of the road, so dressing warmly is a necessity. Always having winter emergency equipment in your car is essential. Here are some basic car items you should have in your winter emergency kit.
- Extra Clothing and Shoes or Boots
- Wind-up Flashlight
- Small Shovel, or Scrapper and Snow Brush
- First Adi Kit with Seatbelt Cutter
- Jumper Cables
- Tow Rope
- Road Flares
Book Your Appointment Today
Contact us at Riverview Ford in Fredericton, New Brunswick, to learn more about preparing your car for the colder months. If you require any help getting your vehicle ready for winter, don't hesitate to book a service appointment to have your vehicle prepped for Winter; Feel free to browse through our new inventory of cars on our lot.