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Winter Weather Checklist For Your Car | Interstate Nissan
Wondering what vehicle service you need to have done before it gets cold outside? This winter weather checklist can help.
Did you know extreme cold temperatures can have an adverse effect on your vehicle’s battery? If your battery is too old, winter weather can affect its capacity and leave you stranded. Jumper cables are a crucial part of any emergency kit, but it’s still a good idea for drivers to test their battery capacity in the months leading up to winter.
The brakes might be the single most crucial component of your car when it comes to safety. Brakes are especially important on slick, icy roads when stopping your vehicle can be a potentially dangerous challenge. Have a professional check your brake system to ensure it’s in proper working order.
Speaking of brakes, have you checked your brake fluid lately? What about other fluids like oil, coolant, and even windshield wiper fluid? Word of advice: check and top off your fluids before driving into winter weather. You can also switch to special de-icing fluid that can help melt snow and ice.
Winter tires help by providing more traction on slick roads. It’s a good idea to check your vehicle's tires for wear and tear to the tread and possibly even swap to a set of winter tires before the temperature drops.
If your vehicle requires any maintenance to be ready for the winter, set up a service appointment at Interstate Nissan and let us make sure you’re good to go.