Keep Moving in the Cold: Winter Maintenance

img_5685Did You Check Your Battery?

The event of your battery running out can be a scary situation, especially in an importantly battery operated vehicle. M.C. Mobility System service professionals can check your battery when you bring your van in for maintenance.

Worn Tires are Dangerous

Worn tires can skate across wet surfaces and be deadly. Worn tires are more likely to leak air and loose pressure. They can also affect steering, braking and fuel economy. We offer tires if needed.

Have Your Brakes Checked

Brakes are crucial when keeping control on the road. If your brake pedal becomes harder to push down, get them checked. They could need replacing.

Carry an Emergency Kit in Case of a Snowy Breakdown

  • Flares
  • Blankets
  • Boots
  • Radio
  • Engine Oil
  • Washer Fluid
  • Coolant
  • Flashlight

Change Oil and Filter as Specified

This one is a give in. In order for your vehicle to run smoothly, regular maintenance checks need to happen.

Maintain Visibility

Pick up some new wipers to work better in the snow. Clean your windows – the summer sun can heat up the dashboard and transfer oil from the plastic onto the windshield. Break through the oil and clean your window well for better visibility.

Putting a jug of antifreeze in your trunk could be a good way to be ready and safe in your car. Visibility is pretty important in the winter months.

Clean Off Your Car Fully

Cleaning off all of that snow can be a full 10 minute task sometimes. Here’s a life hack – use a bottle of 2/3 vinegar and 1/3 water to melt away the ice from your windows and door frames.

For more winter tips, schedule an appointment to talk to one of our service professionals at M.C. Mobility Systems in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton.