Winter Maintenance Tips Service
Prepare Your Car For a Delaware Winter Today
A Delaware winter can be particularly brutal, so it always pays to plan and winterize your car early to avoid a sudden cold snap. At Porter Nissan, we are experts on getting your vehicle ready for winter and ready to help you motor safely through the long nights ahead. Whether you encounter snow, ice, or bitter wind chills, these tips will keep you on the road.
When it comes to winter preparation for a car, a lot of drivers start and end their consideration with antifreeze. Yes, please check your antifreeze or engine coolant before winter and have it changed when needed — every 25,000 or two years is a good rule of thumb for most vehicles but don't stop after protecting the engine. Switch out your everyday windshield wiper fluid with a winter-ready blend and have your brake fluid inspected as a part of a larger brake check. Your braking and HVAC systems can face added stress in the winter, so it's best to be prepared. As part of a larger HVAC inspection at Porter Nissan, we examine all HVAC system components, from the basics under the hood to your defroster and seat warmer performance, ensuring you stay toasty.
With the drops from fall temperatures to winter, a related drop in tire pressure is expected. Working in a tire inspection before sustained cold weather lets you add air safely, knowing your tires are not leaking. We can also assist with adding your snow tires to your ride or other routine maintenance tasks like tire rotation or alignment. Having properly inflated tires makes winter driving much safer and a more comfortable experience, so double-check your inflation regularly when temperatures drop.
Charge It Up
In the winter, your car battery's performance can decline. Cold weather reduces the charge for an initial crank, so getting started becomes more difficult. If your battery is already aging or demonstrating a tendency for slow starts, winter can drain it fully and leave you without a ride. Stop by for a battery test before cold weather sets in, and we will assess the voltage and recommend a battery replacement when needed.
Prepare For It All
Last here but extremely important for your safety is the creation of a winter-ready bag. Focus on personal needs with the bag and create a separate kit of car essentials.
Personal kit basics:
- First aid kit
- Sleeping bag or blankets
- Gloves, socks, and a warm hat
- Snacks and bottled water
- Backup phone charger
Car kit needs:
- Booster cables
- Basic car fluids
- Ice scraper and snow brush combo
- Basic tools or a combination tool
Schedule a Nissan Inspection Service
Ensure your Nissan is ready for winter by bringing it to Porter Nissan. We will check to make sure you will have a safe drive this winter and let you know if any maintenance needs to be performed before a cold snap comes. Give us a call or schedule online today!Schedule Service
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