Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Winter

image of a woman sitting in a car during winter

Luckily, Las Vegas is not really the city that freezes and get roads affected with snowfall. But it is still important to keep your car geared-up for the winter season.

How to Get Your Car Winter-Ready

Not like other places, Las Vegas doesn’t have to deal with thick snow and slippery roads most of the time. However, with all the Christmas gatherings happening here and there, you might be planning to visit friends or relatives from the other parts of the country. You might want to make extra preparations for your trip if that’s the case. Otherwise, the change of weather may still affect your car’s overall performance even if you stay in the warmer states. Here’s how to make your vehicle ready for winter.

1. Oil Change

When it comes to oil change, procrastination is not something you should practice. It is very important, especially in the winter season. Regular oil change is one of the most frequently neglected services, and yet most essential to protect your engine.

2. Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades

Invest in new windshield wiper blades if you’ve had them for about a year already.

3. Check Your Battery

Cooler temperature means your engine needs more current from the battery to start. So double check if your battery is functioning properly.

4. Check Your Defroster and Heater

For more visibility and comfort for your passenger, make sure your defroster and heater are in good shape. You don’t want to freeze while in the car.

5. Keep Your Gas Tank Filled

Keeping the gas tank filled helps prevent condensation from forming. Otherwise, that condensation can freeze and ice your fuel lines, causing no-start conditions.

The Bottom Line

With all the fun holiday events going on during the winter season, it is important not to leave the health of your car behind. After all, a well-maintained car ensures a safe driving experience.