Winter is here in New England, which means that surprise storms and horrible driving conditions are a reality. However, one of the best ways to stay safe on the road is to keep on top of your auto repair needs. At Durabild, our experienced professionals offer the services your vehicle requires. Here is a look at the top three winter repairs we often see.
Oil and fluid changes.
Regardless of the season, staying on top of your oil changes is a must. However, come winter, the cold weather makes the oil run thicker, requiring some makes to use a lower viscosity. By changing your oil before the winter sets in, you can have peace of mind that your vehicle is operating at its best performance.
Leaky or flat tire repair.
As mentioned in our previous article, driving on bald tires isn’t ideal any time of the year, never mind in snowy conditions. Make sure your tires maintain the proper air pressure and have an adequate amount of tread to ensure the best road traction. Depending on how much you drive, you may want to consider swapping out your current tires for more seasonally appropriate ones.
Let’s talk about your vehicle’s transmission.
Like your oil, cold weather can cause havoc on the transmission. Creating additional wear, it’s always best to have your trusted mechanic make sure things are in working order. While there, consider having your drive train inspected as well.
While these are just a few of many items on the winterizing checklist, they will provide you with a solid start to the season. Other items include wiper checks, hose and belt checks, tune-ups, and so on. Don’t let yourself be caught in an unfortunate situation this winter. Contact Durabild today to schedule your auto repair service and have peace of mind that your vehicle is in the very best hands.