Winter Driving Tips! How to Winterize Your Car in Buffalo

We know it's coming! The Snow! No matter if you look forward to the first dusting of snow or dread the colder months in Williamsville, it's impossible to stop mother nature. We get hit hard here in Orchard Park by winter. From icy road conditions to low visibility, driving in the winter can be nerve-racking for many drivers, but you can prepare for it with these helpful tips. When your car is properly equipped for winter, you'll be able to get where you need to go with confidence. Continue reading to learn more.

Best Ways to Winterize Your Car

Our Service Center has everything you need to get your car, truck or SUV ready for colder weather. Let's start with one of the most important changes to consider.

Tires

There are two options when it comes to tires, you can keep your all-seasons on for the winter but for the most reliable traction, we suggest visiting our Parts Center for snow tires. Or if you already have snow tires, our team will change them for you! Why should you have winter tires? When the road conditions in Grand Island go from dry to slippery, you want to know you have the ability to turn, stop, and accelerate. Winter tires are specifically designed with a deeper tread and a special rubber that is made to work more efficiently in the snow and on the cold pavement. The deeper tread allows them to trudge through the snow and slush, giving you more control when it matters most.

Heating System

This is very important to have working properly. If you are unsure if your heating system is working up to standard, we will happily inspect it to ensure you can start your car and stay warm from Lewistown to Amherst.

Oil Changes

Oil changes are easy to schedule and significant when it comes to the reliability of your car. Cold weather affects your oil's viscosity, and over time, the oil breaks down and becomes dirty and can affect your engine's performance. In the winter months, your engine is working harder to perform at optimal efficiency, so you must ensure the oil is clean and ready to keep your car running.

Brakes

While brakes aren't effective directly from the cold, you must have optimal stopping power. When you come in for your next inspection, we will check your brakes and brake pads to make sure they are not rusted out or grinding so when you have to slow down on ice you can successfully not slide or skid.

Windshield Wipers

You need to be able to see where you are going and when you are driving through a snowstorm, or even freezing rain, you need the power to keep your windshield clear. You can change out your wipers for ones with heavier rubber that do a better job clearing heavier debris. You'll also want to have windshield wiper fluid that can perform in temperatures under 32-degrees, so it doesn't freeze on contact with your windshield.

Schedule Service

Don't wait for the snow! Schedule service and our trained professional service team will get you everything you need to winterize your current model. You can also take a look at our Service Specials and see if there is anything that pertains to your needs, and you can save some money!

Winter is coming, but you can get ready with a car fully outfitted for your driving needs. Call today if you have any questions!

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