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What should I do to maintain my car in cold weather?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and tricks on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 7:19 pm
Car covered in snow

Winter Vehicle Maintenance Tips 

With winter there are a lot of things you need to remember when it comes to vehicle maintenance. With the shorter days and a lot to do around the holiday season, it can be easy to forget about taking care of your vehicle this time of year. We have some easy to remember winter vehicle maintenance tips that you can use to make sure your vehicle stays in tip top shape. 

READ MORE: Tips for Gas Mileage in Cold Weather

Winter road


Brakes are very important with the winter snow. Ice and sleet can make you lose control of your car easily. Make sure that your brakes are not too difficult to use. If it takes a lot of pressure to stop or you can hear squeaking when you brake, you should take your vehicle in for a checkup. 


Tires can lose air easily in the cold temperatures. Make sure they are filled, have no holes, and have enough treads to get you where you are going safely. Snow tires are a good idea as well. Take your vehicle in for a tire rotation if it has been six months since your last rotation as well.  


When it comes to brake fluids, transmission fluids, or windshield wiper fluids, you will need all three to combat the rough weather this winter. Make sure to fill up your wiper fluid with the kind specifically for winter and make sure your other fluids are in working order on your next visit to the mechanic. 

READ MORE: Winter Driving Tips

These winter vehicle maintenance tips are here to help you keep your vehicle running smooth. If you would like to learn more about the services we provide at Kovatch Ford, you can check out our Services Page and schedule an appointment with our experienced technicians.  

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