There’s not much time before winter has officially arrived. At Land Rover of Fairfield in Fairfield, CT, we want to make sure that your vehicle is ready for the snow, ice, and slick roads that are sure to come to areas like Bridgeport, CT and Westport, CT. It’s important that you’re safe, and you also need to protect your vehicle. To help prepare your automobile for winter, we have some maintenance tasks that we recommend you schedule right now while the weather is still decent outside.
Checking Your Antifreeze
Antifreeze is just one of the fluids that runs through your automobile. It is designed to prevent the water in your engine’s cooling system from freezing. Just like any other part of your vehicle, antifreeze can run low. You’ll need to add a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water to your engine if needed. If you don’t have this checked and maintained, you could end up with some very involved and expensive engine repairs.
Inspecting the Quality of Your Tires
Whether you’re driving on an all-season set of tires in Stratford, CT or you have a special winter set, it’s important that your tires are inspected before using them all winter. The quality of your tire largely depends on the amount of tread that is leftover. We also pay close attention to bulges or cracks that may be forming in the rubber of your tires.
We can also show you how to perform the penny test at home. You simply place a penny upside down in the groove of your tire to see if you can spot any of Lincoln’s head. If you can see the top of his head, you’ve reached the point of needing new tires as per the legal limit for tread wear.
Parts and Repairs
Our service department is staffed with some of the most knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the Norwalk, CT and Milford, CT areas. If your vehicle is in need of any repairs, it’s ideal that you have them completed before the snow flies. We keep our parts department stocked with many common parts, but we can also quickly acquire anything that we need for a repair of your vehicle. Don’t put off an issue that’s going on for the winter. This could result in irreversible damage and expensive repairs come spring.
Winter Wiper Blades
This may seem like a very minor maintenance task, but it’s important that you have our technicians place a winter set of wiper blades on your vehicle. Your warm-weather variety isn’t adequate when it comes to moving away that snow and ice. You should also fill your windshield wiper fluid reservoir with a product that is designed to prevent ice from forming quickly on your windshield. This provides you with excellent visibility in all kinds of wintry road conditions.
The battery under your vehicle’s hood is going to be working extra hard once temperatures are dipping below freezing. We should inspect your battery to determine if it’s charged fully. We also check to see if your battery has the ability to charge properly and hold a charge. Depending on the age of your battery, we may recommend that you purchase a new one before the winter arrives. This will allow you to start your vehicle up with ease each morning, regardless of how cold it has gotten.
Schedule Your Service Today
You can use our website to conveniently schedule your service online from the comfort of your home. We allow you to choose a day and time that’s convenient for you. Also, check out our service specials. We frequently run different promotions that are designed to save you money on things like winter maintenance.