How to Winterize your Vehicle for North Carolina Weather

Stay safe on the road this winter with a winter checkup from AutoStar Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Hendersonville.

The weather in North Carolina can be extremely unpredictable -- warm and balmy one day and freezing cold the next. Being proactive and properly winterizing your vehicle is incredibly important when you live in North Carolina. It will not only keep you and your family safe, but will ensure your vehicle is in good working order for the winter months ahead.

Steps for Winterizing your Vehicle for North Carolina Weather

The car experts at AutoStar of Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Hendersonville want everyone in North Carolina to stay safe while travelling in the state and beyond. In addition to following our winter safety driving tips, here are some tips for winterizing your vehicle for North Carolina weather.

Check Your Vehicle's Fluids

When winterizing your vehicle, it's important to check your vehicle's fluid levels. It's critical to have the correct antifreeze/water mixture to prevent fluid from freezing in your radiator. Ask your local service center to make sure the coolant level is filled to the maximum line.

You'll also want to check your oil levels when going through your winterization checklist.

Lastly, check your wiper fluid, which will help keep your windshield clean and clear should you encounter snow or sleet.

Inspect Your Tires and Tire Pressure on a Regular Basis

Lower temperatures can contribute to low air pressure and worn tires, so when winterizing your vehicle for North Carolina weather, it's a good idea to check your tire pressure and ensure your tires have good traction. When your tires aren't in good working order, it can be incredibly dangerous for you and the passengers in your car -- especially if you're driving on wet or slick roads.

Pack a Car Emergency Kit

In North Carolina, the weather can wreak havoc on the roads and lead to unexpected accidents. Keep a safety kit in your car all year round. Add important items like road flares, a jack, a lug wrench, jumper cables, and first aid kit. You may also want to include a blanket, ice scraper, flashlight, water bottles and snacks just in case. You just never know what can happen on the road!

Keep an Eye on Your Vehicle's Battery

You may not realize it, but cold weather can kill your vehicle's battery -- even more so than heat in the summer! You'll want to make sure that the cold cranking amps in the battery are good and are going to get you through winter.

Have Your Brakes Checked

Ensuring your brakes are in tip-top shape is especially important during the winter when sleet, ice and snow make for slippery driving conditions. Have an expert technician at AutoStar CDJR of Hendersonville inspect your vehicle's brakes before the winter weather hits or during the season to ensure they are in top shape.

Winterize your Vehicle at AutoStar Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Hendersonville

Winterizing your vehicle for the winter months ahead is crucial. The service technicians at AutoStar Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Hendersonville will ensure your vehicle is in the best shape and ready to take on the wintery driving conditions in North Carolina. Located in Hendersonville, we are convenient to Asheville, Brevard, Greenville, and other surrounding areas.

If you need new tires, brake pads or fresh oil, our service team can help. Schedule an appointment with one of our certified professionals to winterize your vehicle for the always changing North Carolina weather.

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