With winter right around the corner here in Exton, PA, it’s important for all of us at Welsh Automotive Specialties to ensure your vehicle is prepared to weather the elements.
As a family-owned business, we take our job personally and want to make sure everyone is safe and ready for winter. If you need someone to help you with these maintenance services, bring your car to our auto shop, and we can help you get your car ready for winter.
From a car inspection to engine repair, our expert technicians are here to help you drive safely and securely this winter.
Here are ten things you need to do to prep your car for winter!
Check Your Battery
Cold weather can be tough on your vehicle’s battery, and it can cause your battery to lose its charge more quickly. It’s crucial to ensure your battery is charged up and reliable when cold weather comes so you don’t find yourself stranded on the side of the road in the snow.
Our team of knowledgeable technicians is here to help with your Exton, PA battery services. We offer comprehensive battery checks to ensure your battery is in good condition and ready to perform during the cold weather. Don’t let a dead battery leave you stranded in the cold – schedule a battery check with Welsh Automotive today!
Inspect Your Tires
Did you know that tire pressure can drop with the temperature? It’s important to ensure that your tires are properly inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure, especially during colder months when tire pressure tends to drop.
A tire inspection, including a tread depth check and tire rotation, can provide peace of mind and confirm that you’re safe no matter what Mother Nature throws your way.
Replace Wiper Blades and Top Up Fluids
When bad winter weather strikes, make sure you can see clearly with the right wiper blades and fluid. We can help with replacing wiper blades and topping up wiper fluid to clear that winter grime from your windshield and clear off any snow or dirt that gets in your way.
Test Your Heater and Defroster
Stay warm this winter with a check-up on your HVAC and heating system in your car. While a working heater can keep you comfortable, it will also keep you safe if you’re stranded on the side of the road. Plus, studies show that a comfortable driver is less likely to be distracted or fatigued while driving, which can help prevent accidents on the road.
Check Your Car’s Antifreeze
During colder months, your engine needs to stay warm just like you do! The best way to do this is to check the levels of your antifreeze regularly. This can help prevent your vehicle’s engine from freezing or overheating, which can cause serious damage. By checking in on your antifreeze this winter, you can keep your car running smoothly and avoid expensive repairs in the future.
Examine Your Brakes and Get Brake Repair
When the weather gets bad, you need to increase your stopping distance and ensure your brakes will be there to stop you. We strongly recommend bringing your vehicle in for a comprehensive brake inspection to ensure no brake repairs are needed.
Our experienced technicians will carefully get your brakes checked to ensure the brake pads’ wear and tear is appropriate and identify any brake service that might be needed.
Get a Regular Oil Change
As temperatures get colder, your car’s oil changes and the viscosity increases. What exactly does that mean? Well, your oil will get thicker, making it harder to flow smoothly to lubricate your engine. Prevent engine wear and tear by ensuring you have the right type of oil that performs well in winter.
A high-quality winter oil will have better cold-flow properties, allowing it to circulate through your engine more easily and protect your engine from damage. Bring your car to Welsh Automotive for your next oil change, and we’ll ensure it’s ready for the winter weather.
Pack an Emergency Kit
Having an emergency kit in your vehicle is always a smart idea. You never know when something unexpected might happen while you’re on the road. Some essentials to include in your kit are jumper cables, a flashlight with extra batteries, a snow scraper, a first-aid kit, a blanket, water, non-perishable snacks, and a multi-tool. These items will come in handy in case of a breakdown, flat tire, or any other emergency situation.
Check Exterior Lights
Winter means shorter days and longer, dark nights. When you drive in the dark, you should make sure that all the lights on your vehicle are working well, including your headlights, taillights, turn signals, and brake lights.
Checking all the exterior lights will not only help you see the road better but also help other drivers see you clearly! Let’s keep everyone safe on the road with an exterior light inspection.
Inspection and Maintenance
Regular tune-ups and inspections by a licensed professional are a big part of keeping your car safe and ready for the winter weather. Our team can help catch any unnoticed issues before they turn into costly repairs, you can save yourself time, money, and hassle in the long run.
We offer thorough vehicle inspections at any of our convenient locations in Exton, PA or West Chester, PA, and can help you get your car in top shape and ready for the winter road ahead.
Welsh Automotive Specialties | The Best Auto Repair | Exton, PA
Don’t wait until it’s too late – schedule your winter car inspection today! With multiple locations to serve you and our friendly staff, we want to provide you with a great automotive repair experience in Exton, PA, and West Chester, PA.