Depending where you live, winter driving can mean snow, sleet, ice, slower traffic and wet and hazardous roadways. And in the summer, extreme heat can take its toll on your vehicle, as well as the roadways.
Be ready for the challenges extreme weather brings year-round by ensuring your vehicle is in good working condition through regular maintenance. A scheduled check-up should include:
- Checking the ignition, brakes, wiring, hoses and belts
- Changing and adjusting the spark plugs
- Checking the air, fuel and emission filters, and the PCV valve
- Checking the battery
- Inspecting the distributor
- Checking the antifreeze level
- Inspecting the tires for air pressure, sidewall wear and tread depth
In addition, if you live in an area where ice and snow are common, make sure you’ve switched to winter tires before winter arrives.