Getting Your Winter Vehicle Ready

car on winter road in the morning

Winter is quickly approaching, so you need to be sure your vehicle is prepared for the cold. However, there can be so many contradictory or confusing tips on how to prepare your vehicle for the cold, so be sure to learn more about the necessary steps with us at Shepherd's Chevrolet Incorporated near Huntington or Wabash. 

The snow and cold can adversely affect your vehicle in many ways, so it is crucial to understand what to do, so follow these suggestions to get your car ready, or simply drop by our service center to have us inspect your vehicle.

Check Your Antifreeze

Make sure your car’s antifreeze is at the proper level to prevent your radiator from freezing. Check with our mechanics to see if you have the right mix of antifreeze. 

Change the Wiper Fluid

Switch your windshield wiper fluid to a winter version that will de-ice your windshield even better than regular windshield wiper fluid.

Consider Snow Tires

If you live in a snowier area, consider switching to snow tires for better performance in more challenging weather. 

Have the Battery Checked

Cold temperatures can have a dramatic effect on your vehicle’s battery, so be sure to check if your battery is ready for a long cold winter. 

Inspect your Tire

Inspecting your vehicle’s tires is important to make sure your tires won’t deflate on icy Warsaw roads. Visit our tire center to learn more. 

Inspect the Wipers

Examine your windshield wipers for splitting or damage. The time to change your windshield wipers is when your wipers are not cleaning your windows as efficiently. 

Test the Brakes

Make sure your vehicle’s brakes are working just fine because it is crucial to know if your car can maintain snowy or icy roads. 

Prepare your Vehicle for Winter with an Emergency Kit

If you find yourself stuck on winter roads, you may need to brace yourself for a winter road emergency with:

  • Blanket
  • Shovel
  • Ice scraper
  • Fire starter
  • Tire chains
  • Winter jacket
  • Warm boots
  • Gloves and hat

Learn more about vehicle maintenance products by getting service maintenance today.