Winter is tough, but luckily your Volkswagen can take it.
The snow, ice and frigid temperatures make driving more challenging and proper maintenance essential. Here are a few ways drivers can prepare for the unpredictable, but remember, the factory-trained and certified service technicians at Speedcraft VW in Wakefield are available to help with any number of issues.
The Speedcraft VW service department offers Volkswagen Service Xpress. You’ll get the same high level of service and genuine VW parts, but without an appointment. For quality, convenience and competitive prices, jump in the fast lane today for oil and filter changes, exterior bulb replacement, air filter replacement, tire rotation, cabin filter replacement, new wiper blades and a battery check and replacement. No appointment is needed.
Speedcraft VW also offers lots of ways to keep your car and wallet happy at the same time. Take a look at these great car service and maintenance coupons. At Speedcraft VW, we can make your vehicle even tougher with accessories to give you extra protection from the winter elements, like splash guards, a hood protector and all-season floor mats. With some preparation and additional protection, you’ll be ready for anything this winter.
Here are some guidelines for keeping your VW ready for whatever winter can dish out. Bring your VW in today and our service specialists can help.
Check the antifreeze – Antifreeze and water are normally mixed at a 50/50 ratio. That typically puts your protection level at twenty degrees below zero.
Bolster the battery – If water levels are low, add distilled water to cover the lead plates inside your battery. Also make sure battery cables and terminals are clean and tight.
Measure the tires – Measure your tire tread and consider replacing your tires if they reach approximately 4/32″ of remaining tread depth, or switch to snow tires. Then check your tire pressure, which can be lowered by cold temperatures. Adjust as needed.
Check windshield wipers and fluid – If your wiper blades are more than six months old, replace them for winter. Make sure your wipers are free of frost, frozen rain or snow before turning them on. Use a washer solution that won’t freeze in winter temperatures, and be prepared to top it off often.
Change oil regularly – Be sure to stay up to date on oil changes throughout the winter.
Protect the paint – Give the exterior a coat of wax because cold, ice, snow and salt can be tough on paint. Wash your VW as often as possible during the winter, making sure to clean in the wheel wells and underneath to prevent buildup and damage.
Whether your vehicle is due for a routine oil change or needs repair work, you can count on the Speedcraft VW service team to get the job done right.