Fluids to Check in Your Ford Before Winter
There is no denying that winter is coming. Within a matter of months Minnesota goes from a warm, green state to a snow-filled tundra. With it come freezing temperatures, slick roads and an onslaught of snow. Not only is driving in winter more challenging, but the season’s elements also put more strain on the vehicle. It is vital that before the temperatures drop and the weather driver’s check the levels of fluids in their vehicle. Continue reading below to learn which fluids to check in your vehicle before winter.
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Which fluids should I check in my vehicle?
If you are interested in checking fluid levels in your vehicle, there are several that you should consider checking out. These include the engine oil and filter, transmission fluid, coolant or radiator fluid, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid, power steering fluid and air conditioning coolant. We also recommend that drivers are diligent about checking the tire pressure on a regular basis, as a drop in temperature can result in loss of tire pressure.
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How else can I prepare for driving in winter?
When preparing to drive in winter months, we recommend that driver’s check the tread level on their tires and upgrade to a tread that can perform during all seasons and on more slick roads. Also, drivers should prepare an emergency kit for your vehicle that has a blanket, phone charger, battery pack, a flash light, hand warmers, jumper cables, a first aid kit, bottled water, road flares, windshield cleaner and an ice scraper.
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Schedule a Service Appointment at Kimber Creek Ford
Would you prefer letting the professionals handle preparing your vehicle for winter in central Minnesota? No problem! Schedule a service appointment at Kimber Creek Ford in Pine River, MN! We offer a slew of services and detailing packages that address the needs of all customers. Give us a call at 218-818-4419 if you have any questions. Thanks for reading!