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How do I Winterize my Vehicle?

As the colder months arrive, it’s important to do a vehicle check so you’re not left broken down in the cold winter weather. Before the temperatures begin to drop, it’s a good idea to take your vehicle to Capeway Sunoco & Towing to have it checked. The following are some steps to think about when winterizing your vehicle.

  • Before winter occurs, make sure you get a tune up if you’re scheduled for on. Colder weather can magnify any lingering issues your car may have.
  • Typically, antifreeze should be flushed out and renewed everyone two years. This is particularly true during the winter months.
  • Since cold weather is tough on batteries, make sure your battery and charging system is check for optimum performance.
  • You’ll want to check your tire pressure and tread depth. If you live in an area where snow or ice are an issue, you may want to consider purchasing special snow tires.
  • Since the brakes are the most important safety piece in a car, you want to make sure your brakes are checked.
  • Check that all heaters, wipers and defrosters are working correctly. Cold weather washer fluid and winter windshield wiper blade are something to consider for the winter months.
  • To check for carbon monoxide leaks, have your exhaust system checked. These leaks can be particularly dangerous during winter months if your windows are closed.

If you have any questions winterizing your vehicle or to schedule an appointment with us, contact 781-826-2051 or by filling out our contact form.

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