At Land Rover Austin here in Austin, Texas, we want to make sure that you have double checked all the important components on your car so that you will be well prepared for the upcoming winter months.
Snow, ice and sleet can definitely lead to scary road conditions, so taking the necessary precautions and learning to be a more alert and observant driver can help ensure your safety out there on those slippery roads this winter.
First and foremost, make sure you examine the tread on all four of your tires for thin or uneven wear and have them replaced if necessary. Check the air pressure as well to ensure the best traction for your vehicle. You may want to also invest in some kind of “winter tire” to help you through the snow and ice. If you are unsure what tires you might need for your car or truck, you can give us a call here at Land Rover Austin here in Austin, Texas and we can recommend a good set of tires for you.
Being able to see out your front windshield is obviously extremely vital, so check your wiper blades and replace them if they show any signs of cracking or stiffness. Also use an ice scraper to rid your windshield of ice rather than using your wipers as this may damage them. Be sure to check the level of your windshield washer reservoir and keep it filled with a solution that includes some type of antifreeze agent. Also remember to run the AC when defrosting or defogging your windshield. You can set the temperature for whatever you like, but by running the compressor you dehumidify the air which makes it a lot easier to defrost the glass so you can see better.
Keeping the fluids throughout your car and engine maintained is crucial during the colder months, so make sure you check your antifreeze, oil and other fluids to prevent internal damage to your car. Also be sure to try and keep your gas tank at least halfway full to help prevent a freeze.
Our winters here in Texas can sometimes be harsh and extremely unpredictable, so make sure you and your vehicle are well prepared for the roads ahead. Should you have any questions or need any kind of recommendations regarding proper winter equipment or tools you need, then don’t hesitate to call us here at Land Rover Austin here in Austin, Texas to speak with any one of our highly trained staff members. Our main concern for you is your safety, so take care out there on the roads this winter season and we look forward to seeing you in our showroom soon to gaze upon our always impressive collection of new and used Land Rovers and other dependable pre-owned vehicles.