Friday, December 18, 2015

Winterize Your Chevy In 7 Steps

Is you vehicle ready to battle the elements this winter? Before you find yourself driving through a snow storm of this season, you will want to make sure your vehicle is ready to keep you safe. Follow these tips before venturing out into the winter wonderland. At John Elway Chevrolet On South Broadway we have many service specials that will help you with making sure your vehicle will be 100% for what the winter has to offer. Just follow this link and see what offers we have, Service Specials. Come to John Elway Chevrolet and be ready for the winter.
  • Get a Tune-Up. Have your mechanic check your hoses, belts and anti-freeze. A weakened hose or belt can break and leave you stranded, or a weak solution of anti-freeze can ice up and damage your cooling system.
  • Check Your BatteryMake sure your car’s battery connection is clean, tight and corrosion-free. The battery should be securely mounted. If the battery is three years old or more, have it tested and replace it if necessary.
  • Check Your Heater and Defroster. If your heater isn’t working, you’ll probably know. But what about front and rear defrosters? Before you’re faced with a frosty windshield, turn your front and rear defrosters on and off to make sure they’re working.
  • Give Yourself a Brake. If you have the slightest concern that something’s amiss with your brakes, get them inspected immediately. If you have anti-lock brakes, you should avoid pumping the brakes if you begin to slide.
  • New Wiper Blades and Washer Fluid. Even if your windshield wiper blades are in good condition, you might want to upgrade to a rubber coated snow blade that can handle the extra weight of wet snow. They’re not expensive, and could make your winter driving a lot safer in the long run. Slush and mud splashed on a windshield can spell danger for a winter driver. Make sure your washer fluid reservoir is sufficiently full, and keep a spare jug in the trunk.
  • Take a Look at Your TiresYour tires need to have adequate tread with “grip” to propel you through the snow. Take advantage of our 30 day price match guarantee and get the right tires for your vehicle installed by factory trained technicians. 
  • Fill Her Up! One of the best driving tips for winter is to keep your tank more than half full at all times. It will help you avoid freezing in your fuel lines, and will keep you safer in winter weather situations.
If for any reason you are in need of assistance with any one of these safety precautions please give us a call and we will be happy to help you in anyway we can. Please give us a call at (720) 279-1799