Resolve to take more road trips this year! Your Ford was built for the elements. Don’t let winter weather stop you from your adventures. Follow these four steps to get your vehicle ready for the colder months.
Check your fluids.
It’s imperative your vehicle’s fluids—especially your anti-freeze and water mixture—are reaching the correct ratios. Misaligned levels could result in costly radiator damage. See your local Ford dealership to check these fluid levels to ensure your vehicle has the correct amount of antifreeze!
Check your battery capacity.
The cold weather can really impact your vehicles’ battery capacities. At your local Ford dealer, technicians can ensure your battery is healthy and functioning so you can get back on the road. It’s also always a good idea to carry jumper cables with you in case you or a fellow motorist need a jumpstart!
Keep a winter weather kit.
If you were to get stranded in inclement weather, a winter weather kit ensures your safety. We recommend keeping a small shovel, flashlight, warm blanket, scraper and brush and a container of coolant in the back of your vehicle.
Inspect your tires.
Your tires can make or break a journey in inclement weather. Check your tire pressure and treads as the temperatures drop. Your local Ford dealership can help assist you in ensuring your tires are winter-ready!
Need any help with these precautions? No problem! Stop by your local Ford dealership today!