Prepare for Winter with Snow Tires and Other Top-Notch Services

Winter is approaching fast. Are you ready for it? Winter driving in the Kokomo, IN area presents all sorts of unique challenges from plummeting temperatures to slippery roads. Fortunately, we've seen what winter can do here at our service center, and we're prepared to help you whip your car into shape so that you can enjoy a safer drive through the coldest months. Dive into our winter service tips to find out more about how our team can help you get ready for whatever winter has in store.

Winter Tires

Winter tires are often referred to as snow tires, but that's a bit of a misnomer. Winter tires are good for much more than just driving in the snow, and we highly recommend switching over to a set when it starts to get colder outside.

What makes winter tires different? Winter tires are made of a special rubber compound that helps them stay flexible in frigid weather, making it easier for them to gain traction on cold pavement. This rubber compound is softer and wears down quickly when the weather warms up, which is why you shouldn't leave winter tires on in summer.

Winter tires also have deeper, wider tread patterns that make them well-suited for driving on snow and sleet. Even fresh all-season tires are only about half as effective as winter tires when driving on snowy roads!

If you need a new set of winter tires or you still need to make the switch, we can help. Make an appointment with our team, and we'll get your car winter-ready in no time.

Car Battery

Nothing drains your car battery's power quite like plummeting temperatures in the Marion, IN area. A car battery that is barely clinging to life in summer might give up the ghost in winter when the glacial weather saps the last of its strength. A dead car battery is inconvenient at best and dangerous at worst, so it's best to avoid getting stranded in the cold by having our team check your battery and replace it if needed to help ensure that you don't suffer a breakdown.

Windshield Wipers and Wiper Fluid

Driving around the Logansport area in winter means dealing with frequent barrages of rain, snow, mud, and other debris that you must clear away with your windshield wipers. Wiper blades deteriorate over time, so be sure to check yours for damage before the weather turns especially foul. You can even get windshield wipers that are made for winter to help you keep your line of sight clear. We can help you find the perfect set!

Now is also a great time to check your washer fluid levels. Be sure to find fluid that is formulated for winter weather so that it doesn't freeze over when you try to clear your windshield.

Heating System

Driving anywhere in winter when your heating system isn't working properly can be a pain, which is why we highly encourage drivers in the Frankfort, IN area to pay close attention to their car's heat. If you notice anything off about your heating system, we can inspect and repair it so that you can enjoy a more comfortable driving experience.

Oil Change

Winter is generally a good time to schedule an oil and filter change. Anything that helps your engine run smoothly and helps to reduce the risk of a breakdown is critical as the weather grows colder and getting stranded with a car that won't start becomes a more serious problem.

Schedule Service

We're happy to help you check off items on your winter service list, so please feel free to connect with us at our service center near Peru, IN to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

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