When winter temperatures hit, you want your car to drive as easily as possible. That means that you need to take care of your car as best as possible. The right maintenance ensures that your car is safe on the road and well-protected even when you aren’t using it. Schedule an appointment before winter weather hits and consider another appointment about halfway through the season to ensure your car remains as protected as possible.
Ask for Service Related To Winter Conditions
Chances are you’ve had your air conditioner blasting all summer. When the colder temperatures hit, it’s a good idea to ask for BMW service Dallas which is specifically related to winter conditions. This means checking the battery; the cooling system; the brakes; and the belts, hoses, spark plugs, wires, and cables on your vehicle.
- Battery – When temperatures are lower, batteries don’t perform as well. Ensuring that yours starts at least 600 CCA ensures the best winter performance.
- Cooling System – During the winter, your cooling system should have a 50/50 to 70/30 ratio of antifreeze to water. Your automotive technician can help you determine what is best for your vehicle.
- Brakes – A thorough brake check is essential for making sure that you’ll be able to stop well if the roads are slick.
- Belts, Wires, and More – If your belts or hoses are bad on your car, you could find yourself broken down on the side of the road when it’s cold outside. A thorough inspection ensures all parts of your car are working properly so this is less likely to happen.
Replace Your Wiper Blades
You never know when it can start raining or snowing during the winter. Don’t get caught in precipitation without working wiper blades. Some tests indicate that even the highest-rated wiper blades will begin to degrade in as few as six months, which means streaky wipes or a total lack of wipers when you need them the most. Ask your automobile maintenance technician to install new wiper blades during your winter maintenance appointment.
Consider Switching To Winter Tires
Even though Dallas doesn’t see a lot of snow during the winter, it’s still a good idea to be prepared just in case. Ask your BMW mechanic Dallas if he or she can provide winter tires (or all-season ones if you prefer) for your vehicle. This way, you’ll be prepared to drive in all types of weather and make it less likely that you’ll end up in a fender bender or in a ditch if the roads do get slick while you’re out and about. Even if you get winter tires, it’s important to keep the tire pressure in optimal ranges to ensure your safety. Check your tire pressure every time you get gas in the winter since every 10-degree drop in temperature can cause your tire to lose about 1PSI.
Don’t be caught unaware this winter. Ensure your tires, wipers, battery, and all other parts of your vehicle are ready for the colder temperatures and possibly slick roads this winter by talking with your mechanic now.