Take Steps to Winterize Your Car now

Take Steps to Winterize Your Car now

Driving during the winter can be hazardous, even here in Texas. There are countless changes to road conditions due to the dropping temperatures, occasional snowfall, and other drivers. As such, you want your vehicle running in tip-top shape to reduce the risk of injury or accidents.

Schedule Maintenance for Winter Conditions

Before the winter is fully upon us, consider scheduling a maintenance appointment for your luxury vehicle. You want to prepare for any challenges the holiday season may impose upon you.

  • Battery – As temperatures drop, so does your battery’s charge. Your vehicle may require more power to start during the colder months of the year, so have your battery inspected or install a fresh one before winter hits.
  • Cooling System – During the winter, you want to maintain a ratio of 50/50 to 70/30 of antifreeze to water in the cooling system. Speak with an automotive technician for more information.
  • Brakes – Winter itself may not harm your brakes, but you may be using them more often. Have your brakes thoroughly inspected to ensure top performance.

Consider Winter Tires

Your luxury vehicle was designed for roadways. If you want to keep it on the road, consider switching from all-season tires to winter tires for the holiday season. As the temperatures begin to drop during the winter, the rubber of non-winter tires begins to lose its grip on the road. When that happens, you’re at a higher risk of an accident or fishtailing while driving on the highway or interstate.

Before this winter hits in full, consider scheduling a maintenance appointment with Krause’s Automotive to prepare your luxury car. You can schedule a service appointment with us by calling 972-221-8743!