It is getting to be that time of the year when you need to start thinking about winterizing your vehicle! After all, the winters in the Midwest can be really harsh with all of the below zero temperatures, snow, and of course all of the salt that is spread across the roads. If you are in the Mayfield, Gates Mills, Beachwood, or Parma Heights area, Koala Motorsports is the place to go!
When it comes to winterizing your vehicle, the best way to prepare is to make sure you are up to date on your oil changes and that a multi-point inspection has been done recently. This way you will know that your vehicle is safe and ready to conquer the slick roads. During your multi-point inspection, they will be sure to check your battery, cooling system, brakes, and tire pressure just to name a few. As a reminder, keep your gas tank at least half full throughout the entire winter season and keep your washer fluid full!
Not only does your vehicle itself need to be prepared for winter but there are a few other steps that should be taken as well to ensure your safety! Have you ever heard of having a safety kit in your vehicle at all times? Generally, this will consist of a first aid kit, flares, flashlight with extra batteries, some non-perishable foods and beverages, along with some jumper cables, and a car tool kit. However, for winter months you will want to be sure to add some extra antifreeze, extra jackets, socks, hats and boots along with an ice scraper, a pack of matches, and a bag of sand along with a shovel in the event that your vehicle gets stuck. Being prepared is half the battle, so if you can do all of this before winter arrives, you will be ready to conquer just about everything!
Let Koala Motorsport help get you ready for this winter by scheduling an appointment today!