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How to Prep a Car for Winter

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If you’re looking for some winter car prep tips before the temperatures drop, we have you covered! Learn how to prep a car for winter with the team at Bergey's Mazda of Wilkes-Barre below, and feel free to contact us with any questions. We want to help ensure you and your vehicle are prepared for the cold months ahead.

Our Top 5 Winter Car Prep Tips

    1. Check Your Battery

Cold weather drains your car battery a lot faster, so take a look at your car battery and inspect it for cracks and corrosion. If it’s been a few years since your last car battery replacement, or you notice any signs of your car battery dying, don’t hesitate to get it replaced. You can also schedule a battery test with our service center to ensure it’s working properly before the temperatures start to dip.

    1. Get Winter Tires

If you’re going to be frequently driving on snowy and icy roads, you can’t go wrong with a good set of winter tires. Winter tires have sharp, irregular edges and deeper grooves to prevent snow buildup and optimize your traction in inclement weather. You can get the right winter tires for your make and model at our Larksville tire center.

    1. Get an Oil Change

Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle and thickens in colder temperatures, so it’s not a bad idea to get an oil change before winter hits. For oil change prices, please reach out to our service center.

    1. Replace Wiper Blades and Wiper Fluid

Salt, ice, and other debris can greatly reduce your visibility on Scranton roads, so we recommend swapping out your normal wiper blades for some heavy-duty ones and also investing in some freeze-resistant wiper fluid.

    1. Check Your Tire Pressure

As the temperatures go down, so does your tire pressure. Proper tire inflation is not only critical to maintaining traction, but it also has a direct effect on your car’s overall performance and efficiency. Aim to check your tire pressure at least once a month and top off with an air dispenser at your local Lehighton gas station if needed.

Stay Prepared for Winter Weather with Bergey's Mazda of Wilkes-Barre!

If you want to keep learning how to prep a car for winter, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to provide you with more winter car prep tips! If you need to schedule an appointment for an oil change, battery inspection, or any other essential service near Stroudsburg, you can do so online, or give us a call. Don’t forget to check out our service offers!

 

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