Whether you drive a reliable Chevy Tahoe or a rugged Silverado 1500, every vehicle needs a little help handling winter driving conditions. Here are a handful of winter car care tips to help you stay safe on the road.
Top off the fluids
It’s always good to have your vehicle filled up on fluids, but it’s especially essential when the weather turns cold. Prevent wear and tear on your vehicle’s engine by making sure it’s full of fresh, clean oil. Antifreeze is also critical to keep your car in working order. And don’t forget to check on the transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid.
Check on the battery
A weak battery can leave you stranded in the cold. If it’s been over three years since you’ve changed your car’s battery, it’s time for a replacement. Not sure if you’re due for a new battery? Bring your vehicle to Graue Inc. in Lincoln, Illinois, and we’ll check to make sure it’s in working order. We can also hook you up with the perfect replacement battery for your vehicle’s make and model.
Switch to snow tires
When the weather turns rough, snow tires can provide the grip and stopping power you need to stay safe on the road. Safely navigate the rigors of an Illinois winter by swapping out those all-season tires for snow tires, which boast deeper treads and a specialized rubber formula to ensure better traction.
Need help getting your car ready for winter? Come to Graue Inc. in Lincoln, Illinois for expert car care.