It is beginning to feel like Christmas – in more ways than one. Not only is it that time of year to get your Christmas tree up and get those lights strung around your home, but also it is that time where the weather is just a LOT colder! Personally, I am not a person that enjoys cold weather. I know there are a bunch of people that absolutely love the cold; I am just not that person.
So, as you prepare yourself with those new winter clothes and jackets, make sure to keep yourself warm as the temperature begins to drop! Just as we need to prepare ourselves for the winter, our vehicles need to be prepared as well! Check out the list below of a few things you can do to get your car all ready for the winter.
- Make sure to check your headlights, turn signals, tail lights, and fog lights. You do not want to be stranded on an icy day with your lights not working. That could definitely lead to a dangerous situation.
- Some times during the extreme cold days, your windshield wiper fluid can freeze. Instead of just trying to wait for it to thaw out, go to any automotive store and get you some wiper fluid made for those freezing conditions.
- You can also purchase some windshield wipers that are made to cut through snow and ice. This can be extremely valuable for those days that snow and ice buildup on the windshield. Just purchase these for the winter months and then put your regular wipers back on in the warmer months.
- Road Salt is often used on icy roads and bridges. Although it is great to provide your vehicle with traction on those dangerous conditions, it can cause damage to your vehicles paint. So it is good to hose off your vehicle occasionally. That will get that salt off of your vehicle. Also a fresh coat of wax can go a long way to protect the paint on your vehicle and keep it looking new!
- Check your tires. Make sure the tread on your tires is good, and that you are not going to be driving around on icy roads with bald tires… Not a good idea! If they are looking somewhat bald, bring your vehicle up to Red River Chevrolet in Bossier City and let us get you a great price on some new tires!
Although, we don’t get the extreme weather conditions here in Louisiana, it can get pretty cold. Drivers in this area are also not exactly used to driving on snow and ice, so the occasional time it does hit, can cause a big mess! To get your vehicle all fixed up this winter, bring it over to Red River Chevrolet where our master technicians can quickly install all the needed equipment to your vehicle!
By Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet