How to Prepare Your Hyundai for the WinterNovember 13, 2020
As we all know, the winter season brings with it a lot of challenges, especially when it comes to driving. You may face freezing temperatures that put stress on your battery or snowy roads that make maintaining tire traction difficult. Even with these roadblocks caused by the winter elements, have no fear. We will help you prepare your Hyundai for the winter with this handy list of tips.
Improve Your Visibility
A simple task that requires minimal effort but significantly improves the safety of yourself and others on the road, wiping all of your interior window glass surfaces with a clean lint-free cloth and glass cleaner can leave you with much better road visibility. In addition, make sure that your exterior lights are working properly so optimal visibility can be maintained.
Top Off the Cooling System
Coolant, or antifreeze, prevents your engine from freezing in especially cold temperatures. Make sure that your antifreeze levels remain high and there are no leaks.
Inspect Your Tires
It’s always wise to check the tread and pressure of your tires. With the conditions we face here in Canada, installing winter tires at the beginning of the season is a must. This will help keep you and your passengers safe when there is a layer of snow or ice on the ground.
Check Your Wipers
To keep your windshield wipers functioning properly, add winter formula washer fluid if sub-freezing temperatures are expected. It may also be a good idea to replace your windshield wipers if they’re more than 6 months old.
Test Your Battery
The winter season can drain what remains of your battery following a hot summer. Get your battery checked and have it replaced if its charge is too weak to survive the colder temperatures.
Protect Your Engine
Similar to your battery, your engine is vulnerable when faced with colder weather. Change the oil and filter to maintain the proper operation of your car’s engine during the winter.
Just a little preparation and maintenance can go a long way when it comes to maintaining your car’s optimal performance and safety in the winter season. Ensure your Hyundai is fully equipped to handle the winter by bringing it to our service center. At Seaway Hyundai, our capable mechanics can handle a variety of jobs including the ones listed above, in addition to wheel balancing and alignments, brake replacements, suspension overhauls, and more. Contact us today to book your next winter maintenance appointment.