Winter Car Prep Tips Because You Never Know When You Will Need Them in Austin

November 29th, 2016 by

Winter Car Prep Tips Because You Never Know When You Will Need Them in Austin

If you see some snow here in Austin, you’re witnessing a very rare sight. And while winter driving is in the back of our minds here in Texas, we do feel like having a general awareness is a good thing, which is why at Kia of South Austin, we have a list of things to prepare for in snowy weather, if you’re in it, traveling to it, or just to remember just because.

  • Checking your lights all around the vehicle, from the headlights to fog lights and taillights is important because this obviously is going to help improve visibility and safety in bad weather
  • You also want to make sure your battery levels are good, and if it’s running low, consider getting a new one, because you want your vehicle to be able to start every time in the cold
  • We also recommend keeping your vehicle in a garage if you can, as that keeps the battery warm. There are also battery warmers you can get that do the same thing
  • Check your coolant and anti-freeze levels and ensure they are good because that’s going to help when it comes to starting the vehicle after a long period outside in the cold
  • You should also check your washer fluid levels to ensure there is enough, and it doesn’t freeze over
  • Always keeping plenty of gas in your fuel tank is also important, as it helps heat your vehicle
  • Where there’s lots of snow you should own a set of winter tires, which give you added grip and traction and much more confidence
  • Make sure your defrosters work, because you’ll need them on those cold days to get ice and snow off your car
  • Keep a survival and first aid kit with you in the trunk or somewhere convenient. Include items like water, blankets, and a flashlight so you’re covered in case of an emergency

If you want to learn more about the vehicles we have here in our new Kia showroom, stop in and see us today. Our team would be happy to discuss all the options with you, answer any questions, and arrange a test drive.

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