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3 Tips for Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter!

Ready Your Toyota Vehicle for Winter!

Whether it comes to creating a winter supply box for your vehicle, or to change its tires or fluids in preparation for when the temperatures drop suddenly, getting your vehicle ready for winter is important. With winter right around the corner, now is the perfect time to be proactive in your preparations, too! That said, we at Heritage Toyota have come up with three easy tips for you to prepare your vehicle well for this winter!

Check Tire Pressure and Tread Depth

While having an all-wheel-drive system can be a good investment for your vehicle in colder and more hazardous areas, the truth is that it’s useless without good tires. Good tires are the key to keeping safe on the road in snow and icy conditions. A nice tread depth and properly filled for winter can mean a world of difference between driving safely and ending up in a snow bank.

Changing oil and fluids
Changing tires on a vehicle

Check Anti-Freeze Levels

Anti-freeze is one of the most important substances that you can have in your vehicle, designed to keep your engine from freezing as the temperatures drop. And your engine can freeze, which can leave you stranded and in a bad position. You should check this fluids levels, and make sure that there are no leaks, whenever you start to drive in winter.

Winter Grade Oil

Another important change you should make to your vehicle in winter is making sure you’re using winter-grade oil instead of generic oil, which handles cold better! This will help your engine run well and not sluggish as the temperature drops!

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These are just three tips of many for preparing your vehicle for winter! There is a ton more for you to do in order to be prepared, and if you’d like to know more, contact us at Heritage Toyota today!