Simple Tips to Keep Your Car Running This Winter

Winter can be a very tough time on your car. Between the freezing conditions that can affect the fluids under your hood, and the icy roadways that can cause a dangerous moment at any turn, it is vitally important that you stay on top of your car's repairs. The good new is, there are a few simple things you can do to make sure your car is totally prepared for the months (and the weather) ahead. Here are some important tips you should not forget: 

Make sure you get winter tires 
Your car won't go anywhere without its wheels, and you need to make sure your wheels are built to survive the season. Snow on the road can be dangerous, and ice on the road can be even worse. Your tires are what will keep your car firmly moving forward and not skidding around the road in a dangerous situation. Always be aware of how your tires are holding up and make sure they are properly prepared for the winter season. You can always stop by the service department at Nalley Nissan and let our expert technicians help you decide which tires are best for you. 

Check your engine coolant and antifreeze levels 
It's not just your tires that can be affected by frigid winter temperatures. The engine needs some love and attention to last through the cold as well. One of the easiest things you can do is stay on top of your engine coolant and antifreeze levels. This will make sure that nothing under your hood freezes over and keeps you from driving. 

Don't let your car sit for too long 
In the winter months, it is very important to not just let your car sit outside for long. This can cause the car to have trouble starting, especially if the anitfreeze and coolant levels are not up to appropriate standards. 

If you have any questions or need help in getting your car through the winter, our technicians are always here to help. Come by and see us in our fabulous new facility. 

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