How Should You Prepare Your Truck For Winter?

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership Information, Ford F-150, Seasonal, Service and Maintenance, Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 2:21 pm
red Ford F-150 driving through snow equipped with a Boss snow plow

Truck Winterization Service near Brainerd MN

Winter is officially upon us, which means it’s the time of the year to prepare your vehicle for the season. While many models like the Ford F-150 can handle confidently in the snow, it’s always good to know that your engine and tires are in top condition for ice and snow. How should you prepare your truck for winter? We have a few basic tips and tricks that should apply to any truck owner. And, if you want to take advantage of truck winterization service near Brainerd MN, we can help your vehicle stay in top shape.

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Basic Winter Truck Preparations

When cold weather comes, there are a few basic parts of your vehicle you want in top winter-resistant condition. These include:

Tires – Check tire pressure and tread depth.

Engine coolant – Make sure you are topped up and that there are no leaks in the system.

Battery – Should be holding a charge, and not too old.

Engine Oil – Switch to winter-grade oil at next oil change.

Windshield wiper fluid

It’s also a good idea to keep a winter supplies box (with a flashlight, flares, extra clothes and blankets, sand, a scraper, and snacks) in case you need it on the road for yourself or a car that you are helping out of the ditch.

Diesel Winter Prep Package at Houston Ford

If you specifically want to keep your diesel engine running well during the long Minnesota winter, check out the Diesel Winter Prep Package currently available here at Houston Ford in Pine River MN. It includes a diesel fuel filter replacement, diesel injector test, a diesel glow plug test, and a 27 multi-point inspection, all for just $179.99 plus tax and shop fees. This offer may not last long, so schedule your appointment today with our trained diesel mechanics.

Other truck service at Houston Ford

Whether you are looking for basic maintenance, repairs, or even detailing, the service team here at Houston Ford can give you great service with clear pricing. Check out some of our most popular maintenance and detailing options on our Ford service page.

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