'Tis the Season for Winter Car Care Tips from Our Webster, NY Hyundai Dealer

Any wayfarer of the Webster, NY deep freeze will know that it pays to prepare a vehicle for when the snow files. The coldest months can be the ripest for unforeseen operational circumstances. But there's often more to taking preventative measures that putting on a quartet of snow tires and hitting the road. Heed a few bits of advice from our Vision Hyundai Webster car repair experts on what to check off your list, and hopefully, you can weather the remaining flurries through to spring.

  • First, examine your lights and bulbs to make sure they're tip-top. Winter means dimmer days and even darker evenings, so be sure to take care of fogginess or yellowing issues as well as clearing out any debris, whether inside the bulb or out.
  • Next, test your battery voltage. A weak but capable battery during the summer could be dead by winter, and since cold weather makes it even harder to start your vehicle, it's a good idea to stay on top of making sure your battery works. Need a new one? Our Webster Hyundai service center will be glad to swap your old one out.
  • Third, fill up on coolant, flushing yours if need be. Having the right levels free of buildup can make or break an engine. Fix any cracks in your engine that present, too, in order not only to help prevent fluid loss but also to stave off engine freezing.
  • Further, be sure to top off both your gas and windshield wiper fluid. Nobody gets off the ground with an icy fuel pump and no clarity on the path ahead. A full tank of gas can mean everything from proper engine running to what makes a frigid trip less forbidding: cabin warmth. That's not to mention the obvious benefit of a slush-free panoptic view of winter's wonderland from the driver's seat. On that note, while you're at it, you might even want to put a pair of eyes on the condition of your defroster and climate controls.
  • Keep your tire pressure up throughout the season. Maintaining the right PSI, especially when it's freezing out and air contracts, leading to partial deflation, can help stave off wear and tear and prevent tread separation.
  • Perhaps most importantly, maintain an emergency survival kit. We all break down. Sometimes we get stuck waiting for a tow. Items like a blanket, first-aid kit, utility knife, flashlight, jumper cable, mobile chargers, a shovel, and de-icing spray can make all the difference when you need them.

Looking for more info? Get in touch with our auto service specialists here at Vision Hyundai Webster. Should you prefer to make an appointment for that much-needed oil change, tire rotation, alignment, or state inspection, you're more than welcome. Feel free to slot yourself from the comfort of home right here on our website. We look forward to helping you ride out the storm here in western New York!

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