How can I keep my car working properly when it’s cold out?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Info on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 2:08 PM
Car covered in snow

Car covered in snow

Basic Winter Maintenance Tips 

Winter is a brutal time of the year for your vehicle’s performance. We want to help you maintain your vehicle during these cold months with some basic winter maintenance tips. Let’s take a look at some ways you can help keep your vehicle in top shape.  

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View of tire on a snowy road


Tires are very important when it comes to driving in the winter. It doesn’t take much snow or ice to lose traction on the road. Make sure your wheels are not worn out. If you haven’t had a tire rotation or tire replacement in a few years, you may want to look into investing in your tires.  

Wiper Fluid 

There is snow, ice, and slush oh my! There is a lot that can cling to your windshield and that is why we have wiper fluid to help improve visibility. Make sure you have enough wiper fluid in your car. Make sure not to buy a summer blend as that may not have enough strength for snow and it can also freeze at low temperatures. 


Winter is the time of heavy braking. Make sure your brakes work properly so you don’t have to worry about any close calls. If your brakes are squeaking or the brake pedal is sticking, you might want to have a mechanic look at your brake pads. 

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The roads can be a little dangerous in the winter and we want to make sure you have the information you need to prepare for those snowy roads. These are just some basic winter maintenance tips that should be easy for you to remember. We hope we helped you find what you were looking for. If you would like to learn more about our available Volkswagen models, check out our online inventory and schedule a test drive with us at Speedcraft Volkswagen today. 

One Response to “How can I keep my car working properly when it’s cold out?”

  1. Penny Albritton says:

    Winter season is harsh for vehicles. During winter, the roads are covered with snow. The drivers find it difficult to drive in this snow covered road. Therefore it is recommended to use snow tires in vehicles which can provide better grip on the snowy road. So we should replace ordinary tires with winter tires in our car. Car battery is affected mostly during winter. So we must conduct volt test on battery and if it is found to be in bad condition, then replacement of such battery is necessary.

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