It’s officially fall! The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling off, and pumpkin spice lattes are once again relevant. Fall also means another thing – winter is coming. Preparations need to be made – start packing in your summer patio furniture, get the heaters ready and most importantly – prepare your car for the changing seasons!
Many people procrastinate on getting their cars ready for winter. GM Outlet Parts wants to get you ready to make the preparations before it’s too late. Follow these simple tips, and your car will be ready for winter before the snow hits!
Check Your Anti-Freeze Levels
It’s important to check your anti-freeze levels, as many car issues come up due to this issue. In the summertime, people may use water instead of anti-freeze to keep their car cool when they are in a pinch. After a while, they may forget that it is water circulating through their systems rather than anti-freeze. When winter hits, the water can freeze and cause a slew of problems with the car. Anti-freeze is the best of both worlds – it keeps the car cool in the summer, and protects the car from freezing up in the winter.
Clean Out The Garage
Many of us aren’t using our garages properly. What is supposed to be a safe space to store your vehicle(s) can quickly become a storage space for the junk we don’t need or no longer use. However, when the cold weather comes around, you are really going to wish you had space for your vehicle.
Keeping your vehicle in a garage during the colder months is a great idea. It prevents your car from becoming too cold, as well as protects it from weather hazards such as snow and ice. If you have a garage – utilize it!
Change Your Windshield Wipers
Windshield wipers are underrated. We don’t often think about the condition of our windshield wipers until it is too late. However, as we approach the cooler months it’s time to be proactive! Put on a fresh pair of windshield wipers in order to make sure your windshield can be cleared of snow and ice!
Inspect Your Vehicle
Lastly, it’s a good idea to inspect your entire vehicle before the snow hits! This is to make sure that everything is in working order and good to drive in the slippery weather. Are all of your lights working? Are your tires in good condition? Are the all-season tires or are you going to have to get winter tires? It’s a good idea to be proactive and have all of this stuff ready to go before it’s too late. Winter sees a lot of accidents due to the change in road conditions – make sure your car isn’t a hazard as well!
Fall is a great season. The trees turn beautiful colors, the weather starts to cool off and there’s an overall excitement in the air. However, fall also gives you a great opportunity to be proactive and prepare your car for the winter ahead! If you need any car parts to get your car ready for winter, GM Outlet Parts has you covered!