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Heading for a Winter Getaway from the Valley? Be Sure to Perform These Inspections and Procedures!

Last updated 4 years ago

If you’re headed to a cold climate, you’re going to want to be sure that your car has been winterized to meet the demands of a cold climate. Make sure that you head to a car repair shop for these services before you leave the Valley.

Inspections

Make sure that the belts, hoses, tires, brakes, and battery are inspected thoroughly. If any of these parts needs maintenance or repair, it’s good to have it done before you leave on your trip to a colder climate. Since a harsh winter climate puts additional strain on these parts, you will want to take extra precautions to be sure to lessen the chances of a breakdown or a situation where any of these parts breaks and poses a safety risk.

Windshield Wiper Blades

The snow, ice, and salty mud that inevitably end up on your windshield when you are driving in a cold climate damage your car’s windshield wiper blades. If you want to ensure maximum safety and visibility, it’s critical that you get your windshield wiper blades replaced with a set that can adequately handle the elements you will be faced with. 

Antifreeze Mixture

Your car’s radiator needs about a 1:1 mixture of water and antifreeze. A car repair shop can check your car’s mixture and will top it off with antifreeze if necessary. Without enough antifreeze, the water in your car’s radiator will freeze and the radiator won’t be able to keep your car’s engine cool.

Low-Viscosity Oil

Before you head out on your winter getaway, it’s a good idea to get an oil change. Be sure to ask for lower viscosity oil at the car repair shop. Low-viscosity oil is thinner and less likely to coagulate in freezing weather.

To make sure that your vehicle is in good shape for your cold climate excursion, come to Greulich’s Automotive Service & Collision of Scottsdale. Our AAA-certified car repair shop has 13 locations all over the valley. Call us at (480) 389-2358 or visit us on the web for more information.

 

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