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6 Winter Car Care Tips To Keep Your Ride Shiny & Trouble-Free

‘Snow in California?!’ you laugh. You’re right, it’s rare to see snowfall in California; however, it’s not unheard of either! Winter brings plenty of problems along, especially for cars. So, if it does snow this winter, you need to prepare your ride!

Below are a few tips for how to keep your car looking great this winter:

A Shiny Exterior

You'll want to make sure that the exterior of your car is properly cleaned and waxed. This will help protect against salt and road grime during these cold months. If you want a newer look for your vehicle, consider painting the door jams and other areas to give it a fresher appearance.

Sturdy Tires

It's also essential that you have good tires on your car if you live in an area with snow or ice during wintertime. Make sure they are properly inflated, as low pressures can cause damage to your tires and make it tough to stay on the road. This is especially important if you experience problems with hydroplaning while driving in rain or snow, leading to accidents.

Cover Up the Leaks

Be cautious of any leaks or cracks in the hoses or tires. If they exist, have them fixed before they grow worse. Mechanical problems can be harder to spot in cold weather, especially minor ones.

Winterizing Your Battery

To avoid any chance of your battery dying at an inconvenient time during the wintertime due to low temperatures, ensure it is kept charged and ready for use all year round. Batteries drain quickly due to heaters being constantly used inside the vehicle cabin during winters. Keeping your car plugged into a trickle charger if you're not driving it very often is a great idea.

Keep Your Car Fully Juiced

One of the crucial things you can do for your car during winter is check all fluids, including engine oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and transmission fluid. Please make sure they are at their correct levels with no signs of leakage. It would help if you also consider changing your engine oil and filter, preferably in the springtime, so that all of the gunk from winter is cleaned out.

Add a Survival Kit

If there is a chance you could get stranded in your car during a winter storm, it's a good idea to have a survival kit handy. This should include blankets, flares, jumper cables, water, snacks, and a first-aid kit. It's also essential to keep your gas tank at least half full, so you can run the engine for warmth if necessary.

We're going to assume that you've covered the fundamentals (such as the scraper, which should be under the seat?) and are up to date on your car's regular scheduled maintenance. Don't put it off—a mishap that may be an annoyance in the summertime might become a life-threatening hazard in the winter. If your car servicing is still due, get in touch with Glendale Nissan, serving Burbank, CA.

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