Importance of Winterizing Your Vehicle

Soon enough, winter will be here, and we will be pulling out our holiday decorations, jackets, and scarves to prepare. The team at Auto Experts is here to remind you to take care of your vehicle too. Just like how you have to prepare for the colder temperatures and rainy days, your vehicle also does.

The changes that accompany winter can affect our vehicles' health and safety if we don’t take the proper precautions. It is easy to forget about your vehicle during the holiday season, as we are rushing around trying to prepare. However, it is essential to remember that your vehicle needs some extra care. At The Auto Experts, we recommend bringing your vehicle to our shop before winter is here. Our technicians will perform the following services, along with others, to prepare your vehicle for winter:

  • Your first line of defense against the elements is your windshield wipers and lights. Imagine you are driving down the road on a dark and stormy night -- you need your windshield wipers and lights so both you can see and other drivers on the road can see you. Our technicians will also examine your vehicle’s heaters and defrosters to make sure you aren’t stuck in a cold car anytime soon.
  • When the temperature drops, your battery has to work that much harder. Before winter is here, it is crucial to bring your technicians, so we can carefully inspect your vehicle’s battery.
  • Specific components of your vehicle, including your vehicle’s radiator and hoses, are made of rubber. During winter, your radiator and hoses will become more brittle, which is why our technicians will inspect your cooling system for any signs of wear or damage.
  • Throughout the year, your vehicle needs oil to stay in tip-top shape and minimize friction. However, when the temperatures drop, your oil automatically grows thicker. When it reaches this point, it will automatically be more challenging for your engine to turn over. We will make sure your vehicle has the right amount and type of oil.

The team at The Auto Experts doesn’t want you to worry about your vehicle during winter and the holiday season. Schedule an appointment with The Auto Experts today and make sure to use one of our specials. Proudly serving downtown Sacramento, Midtown, and East Sacramento, you can find us at 505 30th Street Sacramento, CA 95816. See you soon!

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