Kwik Kar Marsh is your local dealership alternative and can help you and your vehicle stay safe during the cold Winter months. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists perform a six point winter maintenance check of areas that have direct impact on winter driving.
Extreme temperatures cause stress upon your vehicle and it’s important to check certain elements to ensure your vehicle works properly. A vehicle that is properly prepared for the winter can help you avoid an unplanned road emergency.
Winterize Your Car and Check the Following Items
Battery – Cold weather is hard on batteries, so it’s wise to check the battery and charging system for optimum performance. Because batteries don’t always give warning signs before they fail, it is advisable to replace batteries that are more than three years old. Kwik Kar Marsh features a full line-up of Interstate Batteries.
Coolant or Antifreeze – Antifreeze, synonymous with Coolant, should be flushed and refilled at least every two years in most vehicles. As a reminder, do not add 100 percent antifreeze as full-strength antifreeze actually has a lower freeze point than when mixed with water.
Brakes – Have the brake system checked. Brakes are critical to vehicle safety and particularly important when driving on icy or snow-covered roads.
Tires – Check the tire tread depth and tire pressure, including the spare. During winter, tire pressure should be checked weekly as tires lose pressure when temperatures drop. Kwik Kar Marsh will check and fill your tires to the appropriate pressure free of charge.
Oil – Be diligent about changing the oil at recommended intervals and check the fuel, air and transmission filters at the time of service.
Lights and Wipers – Make sure all exterior and interior lights are working so you can see and be seen. Check the fluid level in the windshield washer reservoir and replace wiper blades that are torn, cracked or don’t properly clean your windshield.
Kwik Kar Marsh is located at 1049 Marsh Lane at Belt Line Rd and is open seven days a week.