Don’t Skip Winter Car Maintenance

winter road in the morning

Because winter driving conditions can make for more dangerous driving, you want to make sure your car can perform, even on snow and ice. You want to make sure it’s going to start reliably, too. Regular maintenance is the key, so make sure that you are still getting routine service done on your vehicle.

What’s Due?

Manufacturer service intervals do not wait for better weather. And as luck often has it, small problems may become big problems when it’s most inconvenient…and cold. Here are the services you need to make sure you’re keeping up with during the winter months:

Transmission servicing

Transmission fluids need to be maintained, and if there’s any sign of impediment, the system needs to be flushed to avoid damage to your transmission (and damage to your transmission is going to leave you going nowhere in any gear).

Battery replacement

If you didn’t get your battery checked before winter set in, do it now before you discover it’s out of “juice” on the coldest days of the year. Most batteries need replacing about every four years. We can test it and check the manufacture date to determine if yours is about ready for replacement.

Exhaust inspection

Because you keep your car sealed against the cold, leaking exhaust fumes are even more dangerous. Ask your mechanic to check your exhaust system when you take it in for your next oil change, transmission fluid check or other service interval.

If you can’t even remember when any of these services have been done, bring your car to Quanz Auto Body. We will perform a thorough inspection, check your manufacturer’s recommended service intervals and recommend the maintenance and repairs you need to stay safe and comfortable this winter.