How to Prepare your Vehicle for Winter

Winterizing your vehicle is important for the safety of you and your vehicle and Link Automotive is here to help you every step of the way! With preparing your vehicle for the winter season, some of these tips can be done on your own or with the help of Link Automotive.


Some of the winterizing that can be done on your own include:

  1. Maintaining Tire Pressure
    When there is a change in temperature, there is a decrease in air pressure in your tires. Make sure you regularly check the air pressure and pay attention to the low-pressure light on your dashboard.
  2. Keeping Windshield Wiper Fluid Full
    You use more windshield wiper fluid in the winter as compared to other months. Make sure you regularly check the levels and replace with windshield wiper fluid with a fluid made for winter conditions.
  3. Packing a Winter Safety Kit
    In case of an emergency, it is important to have certain supplies for cold weather. In your winter safety kit you should include a first aid kit, flashlight with batteries, ice scraper, warm jacket or blanket, jumper cables, bag of sand and shovel, and extra antifreeze.
  4. Keeping the Gas Tank Half Full
    Keeping your gas tank half full during the winter helps prevent the gas lines from freezing and will keep you warm if there is an unexpected breakdown on the side of the road.


Winterization preparation from Link Auto includes:

  1.  Installing Winter Tires
    Winter tires maintain their integrity better in the colder months and they also help with better traction in snow and ice.

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  1. Service Vehicle for Winter Conditions
    It is important to have your vehicle serviced before the winter months because cold weather affects your vehicle’s performance. Checking your vehicle’s battery power is important because cold weather can decrease the strength. To start your vehicle in cold weather also takes more battery power making the strength also decrease. It is also important to make sure your brakes are in good working order because of weather conditions on the roads.
  2. Install Winter Wipers
    Winter wipers are made to make sure that ice does not form on the blades.


Ready to have your vehicle winterized? Schedule your vehicle appointment at, call us at 304-915-AUTO, or stop by at 312 21st Street W, Charleston, WV 25387.



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