During the winter, there are several things to inspect on your vehicle. One thing that can often be overlooked is the fluid levels for the vehicle. Each fluid should be inspected to ensure you have the proper amount. You will also want to make sure that the fluid itself is in good condition. The best way to accomplish this is by bringing the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. We will be able to check each fluid for the vehicle, and refill or replace the ones that need it. Besides checking the oil, the brake fluid, transmission fluid, coolant, and windshield washer fluid should all be inspected.
Remember to follow the oil change schedule for your vehicle. You can find this in the vehicle owner’s manual, or we can recommend a schedule. Doing so will help ensure that the oil can properly lubricate the parts of the engine to keep them moving. Without oil, the parts will start to wear and grind against one another. If there is no oil in the vehicle, the parts will wear and the engine can seize up. This will destroy the engine and it will end up costing more in the long run.
Check the coolant for your vehicle as well. If the vehicle starts to overheat, it may be caused by the coolant. Even in the winter, the engine can overheat. Sometimes pushing the vehicle too hard when you drive, or even driving through a large amount of snow can take its toll on the vehicle. If you notice an issue with the engine or overheating, make sure to contact us. We can schedule an appointment so we can inspect the vehicle for you. This will help your reliability and safety when you drive, no matter the road and weather conditions.