Winter – Here to Stay?

It happens every year, the first snow of the Season. Some people dread the white stuff while other’s believe this to be the most wonderful time of the year. Either way, we all need to make sure our vehicles are ready for the Winter Season.

  1. Get the RIGHT kind of OIL CHANGE: The oil used should have the right viscosity, or thickness for your vehicle at this time of year. Oil tends to thicken as it gets colder, and if it’s too thick it won’t do the best job of keeping your engine lubricated. Check your owner’s manual for guidance about which oil to use in different climates and temperature. OR ask us at your next visit to Grant’s
  2. Make sure YOU can SEE: If the last time you replaced your windshield wiper blades was over a year ago your vehicle is probably about due for some new blades. Fill up your windshield washer reservoirs with winter windshield washer fluid and check that your heater is working properly so you can keep the windshield clear.
  3. Give your BATTERY some LOVE: This is an ideal time of year to make sure your battery’s posts and connections are corrosion free. If you battery is more that three years old, you may want to ask us to test it to see its ability to hold a charge.
  4. Examine your BELTS and HOSES: When you come in for service, we can make sure your belts and hoses are checked for wear and tear. Cold weather can do a number on belts and hoses, so they deserve some attention.
  5. CHECK your TIRE PRESSURE: Tires must be properly inflated to ensure the best possible traction while driving and traction is often severely jeopardized in wet, snowy or icy conditions. It’s possible the air pressure in your tires has likely dropped as the weather has gotten colder, so it’s important to check pressure.

We want you to be prepared out on the roads this Winter! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about your vehicle.