Prepare your car for winter at Houston Ford

By Product Expert | Posted in Community & Events, Dealership Information, Service and Maintenance on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 6:50 pm
Where to service vehicles for winter in Pine River MN

Where to service vehicles for winter in Pine River MN

December doesn’t just mean holly jolly elves and too much eggnog; December also means winter is coming, and along with it, weather that will try its best to brutalize your vehicle. Minnesotans know just how tough winter can be, and even though this winter has been predicted by some outlets to be a bit more on the mild side, it’s important to have your vehicles ready for what lies ahead. Read on for a few tips, including where to service vehicles for winter in Pine River MN.

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Where to service vehicles for winter in Pine River MNPreparing your vehicle for winter

First and foremost, when preparing for winter, make sure the basics are covered. If you haven’t replaced your windshield wiper blades in six months, do so now. Make sure your wiper fluid is full as well. See that your oil life and oil filters are up to date, and check your owner’s manual to see if your car or truck requires thicker oil viscosity during colder weather. Once you have all the basics handled, you might want to consider getting snow tires for the season in order to allow for better grip on those icy, snow-covered roads. Whatever tires you have, always keep them properly inflated. Tire pressure can shift when the temperatures drop, so it’s important to stay on top of it. Once your vehicle is all ready for the dangerous conditions, pack a winter emergency kit. Fill a package with small blankets, extra clothes, small snacks, fresh water bottles, jumper cables, and abrasive material (such as cat litter) in the event you become stranded in the elements.

Service your vehicle at Houston Ford

You can prepare your Ford car or truck for winter right here at Houston Ford. Our mechanics are highly qualified to provide you with routine maintenance like oil changes and tire rotation, plus more advanced work like front end alignment and brake replacement or repair. Our service department is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We want to help you stay safe this winter, so contact Houston Ford for an appointment today!

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