In regions with harsh Winters, we need to prepare the car for the extreme cold and bad driving conditions. This "winterizing" needs to be done prior to the Winter or cold weather and maintained throughout the season. If you need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.
One of the most important items is to have a new set of winter wiper blades installed. Make sure they are the same length as your existing blades.
Using the new ones as a guide, you should be able to see the retaining clip used to hold the blade onto the wiper arm. Release the clip with a small screwdriver, and pull off the old wiper blade. Installation is a matter of just snapping the new blade into place.
Test to make sure they are securely fastened.
Make sure your washer fluid is OK for cold weather and will not freeze. If in doubt, drain and replace the old fluid.
Have your oil changed and the coolant strength checked by a professional.
Lubricate your hinges and doors.
Use a lock lubricant on all your locks to ensure they will operate in the cold weather.
Perform a major cleaning.
Install snow or all season tires BEFORE the bad weather hits.