Harsh winter temperatures and heavy snowfall can lead to a rough season for your car, especially if you haven’t kept up with seasonal maintenance. As the seasons change, every car needs some kind of routine service. Check out what you might need to do for your car this winter, and then stop by J.B.A. Mitsubishi to have the experts take care of it all.
Checking your car’s antifreeze, also known as coolant, is essential if you want to protect your engine. Believe it or not, your car’s engine can freeze if the temperature drops low enough. The only things stopping it is the antifreeze. Follow the instructions in your owner’s manual to check your antifreeze level. Add more if necessary. Keep in mind you’ll need fresh antifreeze every few years.
If you’re coming off a busy summer and fall of driving, then changing the oil is a step in the right direction towards peak performance and efficiency. The summer heat causes oil to thin while the winter cold causes it to thicken. As a result, old oil won’t perform its duties as well in winter. Fresh oil will ultimately protect your engine all season long.
Check your tire tread levels to ensure there’s enough left for optimal traction. It’s also smart to regularly check that tire pressure is at the manufacturer-suggested level at all times.