Important winter maintenance tips for your vehicle
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Feb 01, 2017  |  Vote 0    0

Important winter maintenance tips for your vehicle

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The experts at Morton Motors in Etobicoke want to make sure you and your family are safe this winter by sharing some important maintenance tips for your vehicle.

Winter driving can be unpredictable, so your vehicle should be maintained properly to be prepared for any weather scenario that may arise while you are on the road.

The goal is twofold: to drive in winter conditions safely, as well as to protect your vehicle from the damage that can happen in the winter months. Maintaining your vehicle before winter arrives is the key to achieving both.

Always schedule your vehicle for a regular tune-up before the bad weather arrives. The expert mechanics at Morton Motors will ensure everything is running smoothly. They suggest having an oil change and an engine tune-up, rotating the tires, and checking the tire pressure. These are just a few things that will help with your vehicle’s longevity, while also helping it to run smoothly and safely throughout the winter.

Winter tires are a must for optimal safety while driving through snowy, icy and wet conditions. The Morton team will gladly switch out your summer tires for the best tires for your vehicle, with the proper tread depth, so that you can easily navigate slippery conditions on the road.

Make sure to have your wiper blades checked, as they usually have a lifespan of about a year, after which time they should be replaced. This is especially important to see you through all of the precipitation that falls during the winter months. Also, make sure you have filled your windshield washer fluid and that you always have an extra supply in your vehicle.

Have your battery checked by a professional. Most automotive places will do this for free during your regular tune-up, but making sure the battery is in optimal condition is crucial. Have it replaced before you find yourself with a vehicle that won’t start on a freezing day.

Make sure all your lights and bulbs are checked, and replace burnt-out bulbs to ensure all your lights, internally and externally, are working properly. Also, to ensure headlight and tail light lenses are always clean and not cloudy, invest in a DIY kit to keep in your vehicle for periodic cleaning.

Everyone should have an emergency kit in their vehicle. It should contain a flashlight and batteries, extra gloves and blankets, non-perishable snacks, a shovel, and a cellphone charger.

These are just some winter vehicle maintenance tips to keep your vehicle safe throughout the winter months. For more expert advice, call Morton Motors at 416-234-0061 or visit them at 39 Chauncey Avenue today!

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