Prepare for Winter Driving in Six Simple Steps

With shorter days and colder temperatures, drivers near Wausau know that winter weather is about to set-in in northern Wisconsin. Through icy streets and freezing temperatures, you can keep your car, truck, van, or SUV performing smoothly with simple steps to help you prepare for winter driving this year.

    How To Winterize Your Vehicle

  • Stock up on emergency amenities: From First Aid kits to roadside safety cases, being well-equipped is key to keeping you and your passengers safe when the unexpected occurs.
  • Check your vehicle fluids: To keep your vehicle from freezing up during the night, drivers can ensure that their engine is running smoothly with oil that can withstand cold weather as well as anti-freeze. Having a topped-off level of fluids will help keep your car, truck, van, or SUV high-performing and reliable through the winter months.
  • Check your tire pressure: When it comes to safe and stress-free winter driving, it can be pretty important to trust in that which connects you to the ground. Checking the pressure and condition of your tires is key to providing the extra traction you need during your winter driving. Some drivers might even consider switching out summer or even all-season tires for winter tires for our harsh winter weather.
  • Switch to winter windshield wiper fluid: When you’re looking to save time on scraping ice off your windshield, drivers can stock up on windshield wiper fluid specially made for tougher weather. This form of windshield wiper fluid can handle ice and won’t refreeze on your windshield.
  • Check your battery: Coming out to a dead vehicle probably isn’t your idea of starting the morning right. When your vehicle is going to sit in cold weather for long work days or nights, making sure your battery is in good condition is an important step to making sure you’re ready for winter driving. Take the time to check your battery for cracks, breaks, and loose parts.
  • Check your heater system: Drivers looking to stay warm this winter can check their vehicle’s heating system to ensure that your car is capable of melting the ice on your windshield as well as keeping your cabin warm for you and your passengers.

Don’t get left out in the cold, get your new or used vehicle ready for winter at Brickner’s of Wausau. Our maintenance service technicians can inspect your vehicle to see if any necessary repairs need to be made before colder weather sets in. From brake and battery checks to parts replacements and repairs, drivers can get back on the road with confidence after their auto service appointment at Brickner’s of Wausau. Contact us to schedule your appointment today or learn more about our parts, accessories, and auto products near you.

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