Tips to prepare your car for winter

At Highpoint Insurance Group, we provide auto insurance and related guidance to maximize the protection of your vehicle. As the winter season approaches here in the Dadeville, AL area, there are many things you can do to prepare your car for the cold temperatures.

Here are some tips to help you get your car ready for the winter weather: 

1. Check Your Battery

Cold weather can cause batteries to lose their charge faster than normal, so it is important to make sure that your battery is functioning properly. Have a mechanic test the battery and alternator before the coldest months arrive. 

2. Inspect Your Tires

Tires should be inspected at least once a year, but it’s especially important to check them in preparation for winter. Make sure tires have enough tread depth and proper alignment. Consider investing in snow tires if you live in an area with heavy snowfall. 

3. Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

Ice and snow will collect on the windshield of your car, and without functioning wiper blades, visibility can quickly become compromised when driving in inclement weather conditions. Replace worn-out windshield wipers before winter arrives for maximum safety and visibility while driving in icy or snowy conditions. 

4. Top Up Fluids

Ensure all necessary fluids such as brake fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield washer solvent are topped up prior to the winter months  

5. Change The Oil

If it’s been a while since you changed the oil on your car, now is a great time to do so. Old oil can become thick in cold temperatures making it more difficult for the engine to start up after being parked overnight. Make sure to check the owner’s manual. 

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By following these simple steps, you’ll be well prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store this winter season! For more tips, call us at Highpoint Insurance Group. We serve the greater Dadeville, AL community.