Winter is coming, and while the South doesn’t see the below-freezing temps that the North does, there is still some snow and ice coming our way. One of the first things you should do as the weather starts to cool and the winter approaches is to prepare your car and your cars transmission for the winter months. With that being said, read on below for a few tips to help you prepare your car for the winter ahead.
Check Your Battery
The winter months and the freezing cold can quickly corrode your battery. Pop the hood and make sure that the battery cables are tight and are not corroded. If you aren’t sure how to take care of this problem, take your car to the closest mechanic for a checkup.
Check Your Anti-Freeze
You need to check your anti-freeze before the first cold snap hits. It is recommended that you clean, flush, and put new antifreeze in at least once every two years, just to ensure that your car is running smoothly and able to withstand the freezing temps to come.
Check Your Transmission Fluid
Always make sure to check your transmission fluid on a regular basis. As the winter approaches, it’s best to take the car into Twin Transmission to have the fluid checked, and the transmission serviced if the fluid is dirty. Winter is hard on a car, especially if it’s not properly prepared for the frigid temps.
These are just a few of the things you need to do to prepare your car for the winter months ahead. Don’t wait until the last minute or you might just find that you have a car that isn’t reliable when the snow starts to fall and the temps drop past freezing.