Winter is nearly here. It’s getting colder, most of the leaves have already fallen, and stores are starting to put up their holiday decorations. All of the signs that winter is just around the corner. There are a lot of things you have to prepare for the changing of the seasons – your home, your wardrobe, and of course, your vehicle. Luckily, we can help you get your car ready for the winter. At Thunderbird Auto, we’ve helped a lot of folks over the years with their vehicles and know a few tips that can help you and your vehicle get through the upcoming winter.
Keep Your Gas Tank Full
It’s never a good time to get stranded, but you don’t want to get stranded during the winter when it’s cold. One of the most common reasons people get stranded in their vehicles is because they run out of gas. Gas is never an easy thing to afford for many people, but if you can afford it, we recommend you keep your gas tank as full as possible throughout the winter.
Stock Your Vehicle With Supplies
You never want to get stranded, especially during the winter, but if it does happen, you’ll want to be prepared. It’s a great idea to stock your car with some emergency supplies. These can include:
- Bottles of water
- First aid kit
- Hand and feet warmers
- Salt or kitty litter
Hopefully, you’ll never have to use these supplies, but it’s always a smart idea to be prepared. It’s also a smart idea to inspect your emergency kit before every season to make sure nothing has expired and that everything works.
Have Your Battery Checked
The batteries in our vehicles are vital to starting our engines, but they have finite lifespans. It’s always a good idea to know what your battery’s expected lifespan is, and how close it is to reaching the end of that lifespan. If you’re not sure how much longer your battery will last, you should have it inspected, as the cold temperatures brought on by the onset of winter can drain the energy from your battery at a fast rate.
Have Your Vehicle Serviced by a Professional Auto Maintenance Specialist
One of the best ways to ensure your car or vehicle makes it through this winter is to have it inspected by a trusted automotive maintenance service provider. They’ll be able to give your vehicle a thorough lookover and will be able to repair, replace, and maintain it as required. Your tires, battery, engine, brakes, transmission, and frankly most of your car should be inspected at least yearly, and right before winter is a great time to bring your car to a mechanic for that inspection.
Thunderbird Auto is Here to Help You
At Thunderbird Auto, our team of experienced auto technicians has been servicing trucks, cars, vans, motorcycles, and all types of vehicles. If you need some help preparing your vehicle for this upcoming winter season, stop by our Phoenix, AZ autogarage, give us a call at (866-447-0803), or contact us on our site.