Winterizing your Vehicle

Tips for Winterizing your Vehicle

Tips for Winterizing your Vehicle

Brought to you by Hyundai of Louisville in Louisville, KY

As winter is fast approaching, it’s important to make sure your car is ready to brave the icy streets and snowy weather! At Hyundai of Louisville, we know that with you are probably staying on top of things like oil changes, and tire pressure, but your Hyundai may be hiding something bigger under the hood, or in the brakes, and its best to get that checked before winter hits to avoid costly damages and repairs! At Hyundai of Louisville, our team of knowledgeable and friendly experts is here waiting to help you with anything you need, whether it be a tire rotation to avoid flat spots in the winter, a fluids check to keep your battery up and running, or something a little bigger like new brakes! Keep reading below to hear some of the ways we can help you keep your car in tip-top shape for the winter!

Check your tires and pressure

Every Hyundai owner knows it’s easy to forget about your problems, hop behind the wheel and just go for a long cruise on the open road during the warmer months. But as the colder months are approaching, your tires may be getting worn out, and you’ll notice the treads are getting smooth, and the pressure may be deflating. To check for the tread on your tires is easy if you have a penny, just stick it in between the grooves on the tread, and see where Lincoln’s headlands.  If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, that means the tire is dangerously low on tread, and you should bring it into Hyundai of Louisville for some new tires to keep you safely on the roads in the winter!  If your tire pressure is low, you’ll want to stop by and have the tires filled to avoid flat spots from infrequent use in the winter months, and if you aren’t sure how to do this yourself, that’s no problem! Our technicians would be happy to fill your tires with air, and give them a rotation to keep them wearing evenly!

Battery maintenance

If you’ve owned a car through the winter, you are probably already aware that your car is harder to start during the colder months.  Even if you aren’t sure how to check for the health of your battery, or if it even needs a check at all, we encourage you to come into Hyundai of Louisville either way, because we like to be better safe than sorry!  When the winter hits and temperatures drop, certain chemical reactions can cause your battery and the fluids that help it run to act up, making it hard for the battery to work to its maximum ability.  In fact, unless it’s 80 degrees all year round, your battery is probably in need of a check-up, so come see our service department in Louisville and let us keep your battery running safely!

Check your brakes

The unpredictability of winter driving conditions makes it a good idea to have your brakes checked before winter weather hits in full storm.  Summer heat and stop and go traffic from the city or coming home from your commute can often wear on your brakes more than you know!  If you hear any kind of crunching or grinding when you step on the brakes, that’s a sign that you want to bring your Hyundai into Hyundai of Louisville and get a quick check-up.  Brakes are not the place to be playing ti fast and loose, especially when it comes to winter driving conditions. If you feel a kind of pulsing when you apply pressure to your brakes it can be another sign that you need to get them checked out! so come see us at Hyundai of Louisville, and we will help you with your brake repairs, so you can feel confident behind the wheel all season long!

Replace wiper blades and fluid

Are your windshield wiper blades making a funny, high-pitched noise? Are you starting to see big streaks across your windshield that are obstructing your vision? This can be a sign that your blades are worn out, and they need to be replaced.  It can be hard to know which blades will work best for your Hyundai, so if you bring in your model, we will replace them with the perfect match, and check to make sure there are no cracks, or tears on your new blades! It’s also a smart idea to check your windshield fluid tank often so that the fluid stays full, and will not freeze in the low temperatures!

Bring your car into Hyundai of Louisville

Now that you know just how to get your Hyundai winter-ready, we are here to help! Our expert and friendly auto techs are ready and willing to make sure you can feel confident on the road all winter long, whether you need us to rotate your tires, check your oil, or do a quick tune-up on your brakes, don’t hesitate to come in! Even if you are not sure where to start when winterizing your vehicle, we would love to talk with you and answer all your questions while taking a quick look around your Hyundai, even if there’s nothing wrong! If you live in or around Louisville, KY, and drive a Hyundai, check us out at our service center, or online, and feel safe driving your Hyundai this winter season.