How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Weather

January 5th, 2022 by

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How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Weather

Winter Car Accessories for Your INFINITI

It rarely gets below the freezing point in Miami, making it easier to learn how to prepare your vehicle for winter. Because we don’t get snow and ice normally, you don’t need tools such as a snow brush or ice scraper. Still, there are steps you can take to protect your car from the cold weather that’s coming soon. At South Motors INFINITI, we discuss some maintenance tasks you should do right now in preparation. If you need help with these tips, our Certified Service Center technicians are standing by to help. Schedule an appointment today in Florida.

Check the Fluids

If you want to know how to prepare your vehicle for winter weather, you must start with the fluids. It’s important to keep a close eye on the engine coolant and antifreeze levels, as well as the motor oil. You can swap some of these out for a special formula used in colder months. For example, it might be wise to switch to a winter windshield wiper fluid or change the type of coolant being used. One of our experienced technicians can guide you into what’s appropriate for your vehicle.

At this time, it’s also good to schedule any maintenance services you have been putting off. Our team should flush and top off the engine coolant levels with the appropriate fluid. With the engine cool longer, it needs special ethylene glycol fluids for protection. We can also discuss using a different oil viscosity or windshield washer fluid to fit your needs. If you know how to change your oil or remove the radiator cap to add coolant, you could perform a lot of these services yourself.

Getting Back to the Basics

Learning how to prepare your vehicle for winter doesn’t have to be complicated. The steps go back to the basics, such as having a well-stocked first aid kit and emergency kit. You want this kit during any month because you never know when emergencies will arise. It’s also a good idea to discuss the need for winter tires. Even if you choose not to install a new set, it’s wise to continue checking the tire pressure, more frequently if possible.

Check on the integrity of your windshield wipers as well. If you hit a lot of rain, you want to know you will be able to see clearly out of the windshield. These simple steps outlined can help you remain safe and comfortable, even when the temperatures dip a little during the winter. A little extra care during this time can also help keep your vehicle in tip-top shape.

We are Available to Help

Our premier INFINITI Service Center is prepared to help you learn how to prepare your vehicle for winter weather. We understand the INFINITI lineup completely and can lead you in the right direction. Whether you need a new water pump or you just want to look at installing new tires, our convenient scheduling makes it simple to resolve your concerns. At South Motors INFINITI, we also work on a variety of other vehicle types, including diesel engines. Schedule your visit with us today in Miami, Florida.

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