Winter is coming! Is your car ready?

With the fall leaves fallen and the temperature dipping lower and lower on a weekly basis, there's no denying that winter is coming soon to the greater Lynchburg, VA area. We've been helping folks to winterize their cars here at Billy Craft Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for quite some time now, which is why we've taken the liberty of putting together a few winterization tips you might not have thought of.

Winterize your car with these helpful tips from Billy Craft Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

  • Get some fresh antifreeze: It's easy to remember to fill up your car with gas and change your oil from time to time, but a lot of Lynchburg, VA drivers overlook an equally important fluid when it comes to their vehicle maintenance: Antifreeze. Antifreeze helps your car's engine maintain an even operating temperature in extreme conditions, so it's imperative for winter and summer driving alike. You'll usually want to check your Antifreeze levels at least twice a year, so if you can't remember the last time you did so, it's a good idea to check in with our team here at Billy Craft Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
  • Get a roadside emergency kit : Getting stuck on the side of the road is an inconvenience at the best of time, but during the winter, it can be downright dangerous. That's why it's important to have a fully stocked emergency kit in your car to ensure your safety. Most emergency kits should include jumper cables, a first-aid kit, a blanket, protein bars and bottled water, an ice scraper, a flashlight, a basic toolkit, and reflectors or flares to signal for help.
  • Get some winter windshield washer fluid: When the temperature drops, you'll find it’s a lot easier to keep your windshield clean with winter windshield washer fluid, as it has a lower freezing temperature and can help your keep your windscreen free of snow and ice as well as washing away debris.
  • Replace your windshield wiper blades: If you've haven't checked your windshield wiper blades in a while, it may be a smart idea to do so. Make sure the rubber parts remain flexible and free of cracks and tears. If you notice any issues, it's a good idea to get them replaced before the snow starts.
  • Get a set of all-weather floor mats: Even though your winter boots may keep your feet warm and dry, they'll still track any snow, mud, or slush wherever you step. With all-weather floor mats, you can keep the interior of your car free of the elements, helping it retain its value a bit better over time.

Of course, these are just a few tips on getting your car ready for winter, but if you'd like a bit of help in ensuring you're good to go for the months ahead, we'd love to aid you here at Billy Craft Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Feel free to schedule a visit with us online today, and let our talented technicians help you winterize your car at our service center in Lynchburg, VA.

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