Not to be a Debbie Downer, but we’re going to go ahead and say it. Winter is coming, whether we like it or not.
Don’t get caught unprepared during the inevitable frigid temperatures. Here are a few tips to keep you safe and prepare your vehicle for winter weather.
Make An Emergency Kit Pull together some things now that will give you peace of mind later. A couple of water bottles, blankets, non-perishable food, flashlights, jumper cables and a first aid kit are essential to store in your vehicle. You probably already have most of these things in your house.
Check Your Spare What’s worse than getting a flat tire in the dead of winter? Getting a flat tire and then realizing that your spare is flat as well. Check the tire pressure of your spare now and save yourself a headache later.
Windshield Wipers Inspect your wipers for any cracks. Replace them now before things get too cold and rainy.
Tires Look for any uneven wear on the tread or bumps and bulges in the side wall. Also check to see if the small horizontal bridges between the grooves of your tires have become closer to flush with the tire treads. If you note any of these signs, bring your vehicle in to rotate or replace your tires.
Get Your Oil Changed As we’ve said before, too many problems and breakdowns are caused by poor oil habits. Changing your oil on a regular basis is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to help extended the life for your vehicle.
Buy the Ice/Snow Essentials It never fails that the minute the first bad snow or ice storm is announced, everyone makes a run to the local hardware and buys up all the salt and shovels to be had. Put the essentials on your shopping list for next trip to the store.
At Jiffy Lube of Indiana, we’re here to help. These simple tips will make sure you and your vehicle are ready to get through the upcoming colder months. If you need assistance, just stop by your nearest Jiffy Lube of Indiana. Our qualified technicians would love to help you prepare your vehicle for winter.