Winter Maintenance Tips

Ken Ganley Volkswagen North Olmsted Winter Maintenance Tips

Winter Maintenance Tips
in North Olmsted, OH

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VW Winter Maintenance Tips

Winter Maintenance Tips in North Olmstead, OH

Winter is coming. That means that the roads will be unforgiving and your car will get pushed to its limits. That’s why it is essential to understand proper winter car care. At Ken Ganley Volkswagen North Olmsted, we believe that a well-informed driver can stay safe and happy on the road. To help you stay safe on the road, here are some proven tips to winterize your car.

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Battery Test & Inspection

Who wants to spend time on the side of a winter road with a dead battery? Be sure to test your vehicle’s battery to ensure that it is getting a proper charge. Also, be sure to look for signs of an older battery:

  • Corrosion on the battery or battery connectors
  • Dim cabin lights or exterior lights
  • Clicking sound at start-up

Check Your Tires or Switch to Snow Tires

Your vehicle’s tires play a big role in the safety of your vehicle. Therefore, you will want to check the tread on your vehicle’s tires. Also, look for any punctures or cracks on your tires. If you are going to spend lots of time on the road this winter, we highly recommend that you switch over to winter tires.

Check Wiper Blades

Your wiper blades will get quite a workout with all the snow and freezing rain that is coming. If it has been more than 12 months since you replaced your wiper blades, then be sure to get a new set before the first snowfall arrives.

Brake Inspection

You don’t want weak brakes on icy roads. Therefore, you should check your vehicle’s brake system. If you notice that your vehicle is increasing its stopping distance or if the vehicle’s brake pedal feels spongy, then visit our service center right away.

HVAC Inspection

Keep your vehicle’s cabin comfortable during the dead of winter. Be sure to check your vehicle’s heater, defroster, seat warmers, and steering wheel warmers. If there is an issue with these systems, we can repair it at our service center.

Change Washer Fluid to Winter Blend

You don’t want your vehicle’s washer fluid to freeze. Therefore, you will want to switch over to a winter blend. Make sure this is done before the first freezing temperatures arrive.

Check and Replace Engine Coolant & Antifreeze

Now is a good time to check your vehicle’s engine coolant and antifreeze. If necessary, be sure to replace these critical fluids if they are at a low level.

Windshield Crack & Chip Inspection

Small windshield cracks and chips can expand due to the warm interior of your vehicle’s cabin and the freezing exterior temperature. Therefore, you will want to fix any cracks or chips on your windshield right away.

Prepare a Roadside Safety Kit

If you happen to end up on the side of the road, be sure to have a complete roadside safety kit ready. That includes a set of flares, hazard signs, and a first aid kit.

Getting Your Car Ready for Winter

The winter is one of the most challenging times for your vehicle. If you need help winterizing your car, truck, or SUV, be sure to visit our service center at Ken Ganley Volkswagen North Olmsted today. You can schedule service online or by phone to see why drivers in Avon, Lorain, Cleveland, and Brook Park trust us for service.


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  1. Ken Ganley Volkswagen North Olmsted

    25580 Lorain Road
    North Olmsted, OH 44070

    • Sales: (440) 734-2000
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