Winter is almost here and with it comes cold, wet, and snow that can make driving a challenge. Here at 106 St Tire & Wheel, we want to make sure your vehicle is ready for any challenge winter may throw at it.
Auto Maintenance Check List
Believe it or not, there are several routine maintenances that you should have done to your vehicle before winter hits full force.
- Check Fluids- wiper fluid, coolant, and engine oil should all be serviced. Proper lubrication is just as important in cold weather as any other time of year.
- Wiper Blades- Install new wiper blades if needed to increase your visibility in wet driving conditions.
- Check Battery- Due to lower temperatures, older batteries can actually go out during the first cold days of the season. Have your battery checked or replaced to ensure you don't end up on the side of the road.
- Check Tire Pressure- proper inflation will ensure you have good traction on the road and also help with low-pressure signals the first few says it is cold outside.
Emergency Road Side Kit
Sometimes all the maintenance in the world can't prevent the need to be prepared. An emergency roadside kit is a must in harsh winter conditions. Car accidents, traffic, and many other factors could get you stranded on the side of the road. Be prepared and make sure the following items are in your vehicle.
- Fire Starter or Matches
- Spare Clothing & Shoes
- Windshield Scraper
- First Aid Kit
- Non-Perishable Foods
- Jumper Cables
- Road Flares
Preventative Winter Maintenance in Queens, NY
If you need your vehicle serviced for winter come see us at 106 ST Tire & Wheel in Queens, NY. We will help keep you and your vehicle safe this winter.