Prepare Your Vehicle for the Winter

Every car or truck owner knows (or should know), that the colder months of winter pose special challenges to an automobile. Fortunately, the art and science of getting a car or truck ready for winter have been with us for
many years. Here at Volkswagen SouthTowne in South Jordan, Sandy, West Jordan, West Valley City, and Salt Lake City, UT, our trained and certified technicians are well equipped to help you to do just that.




10 Ways to Winterize Your Car

To survive the harshest winter conditions, an automobile must be winterized inside and out to not only handle wet, icy, winter roads but to survive frigid conditions. Here are a few things you can do to prepare.

    1. Install Winter Wiper Blades –
    You’ll need fresh wiper blades to make it through the season. Winter optimized blades are preferable.
    2. Prep Your Wiper Fluid –
    Make sure you have plenty of wiper fluid in your window washer reservoir. It’s also a good idea to choose fluid that has anti-freeze capabilities.
    3. Adjust Your Tire Pressure –
    Depending on whether you expect icy or slushy conditions, more or less tire pressure than usual may be a good idea.
    4. Check Your Tire Treads –
    Good traction can make all the difference in winter conditions. Make sure your tires have plenty of tread. Replace them if they are looking smooth.
    5. Change or Chain Your Tires –
    For locations with extreme winter conditions, tire chains might be needed. You can’t keep them on all the time, so snow tires might be a better solution.
    6. Have Winter Tools –
    Be sure you have an ice scraper, gloves, jumper cables, and other key winter necessities to help make sure you can handle emergency breakdowns.
    7. Inspect Your Battery –
    It might be a good idea to buy a fresh battery at the start of the cold season. Otherwise, make sure your battery is charged, can hold a charge, and that you can charge it on the fly.
    8. Get a Winter Oil Change –
    There are different engine oil types for cold and hot times of the year. Make sure your car has the right type of oil.
    9. Have an Emergency Bag –
    Winter can hit you with the unexpected. Make sure your car is equipped with first aid, tools, non-perishable food, and other life-saving emergency items.
    10. Go to Volkswagen SouthTowne for Complete Winter Car Care –
    When you work with the automotive professionals at Volkswagen SouthTowne, you can rest assured that we’ll help you to fill out your winter checklist when you are getting your car ready for winter. Our professional technicians will
    make sure you have plenty of the right kinds of fluids as well as winterizing your vehicle inside and out.

    Call, click, or stop by today to learn more and schedule an appointment.


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11000 Frontage Rd,
South Jordan, UT 84095

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