With cold weather ahead, you’re going to want to get prepared. Chances are you’re stocking up on warmer clothes, driveway salt, and hot cocoa for the frigid Madison, Wisconsin, winter. Shouldn’t you also prepare your car? Not taking measures to ready your Hyundai for the coming winter can damage your vehicle, cost you in future repairs, or result in an accident.

Get your Hyundai ready for winter by scheduling a service appointment at Zimbrick Hyundai Eastside.

6 Ways Your Hyundai Service Team Can Prepare Your Car for Winter

1. Inspect Your Tires

With the potential for icy road conditions, making sure your tires have good tread is one of the most important steps you can take to prepare for winter. You may be able to get an increase in traction just by having the tires rotated. However, if the tread is considerably worn, you should buy a new set.

If you have to drive in the snow frequently, consider switching over to a pair of winter tires.

Pay close attention to your tire pressure throughout the winter. The air in your tires compresses as the temperature falls, making the PSI lower.

2. Check Your Antifreeze

Antifreeze keeps your engine from freezing as the temperatures drop. Neglecting your Hyundai’s antifreeze can leave you stranded in the cold. When you take your car in for service, have the mechanic check the levels of both antifreeze and coolant.

3. Test Your Battery

Cold weather makes it more difficult for your car battery to function. If your battery is older, you may not be able to start your car when the temperature drops. A test can tell you if your battery will make it through the winter.

4. Check Your Heater and Defroster

The reasoning here is obvious: Winter driving will be miserable if your car won’t heat up. Additionally, your defroster keeps you from having to take out the scraper every morning. Make sure that both are working before fall is over.

5. Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

Your windshield blades help increase visibility when the snow is coming down. Make sure yours can stand up to the cold and ice before you find yourself unable to see in a snowstorm. Upgrading to rubber-clad blades can help.

You’ll also likely need to use plenty of wiper fluid this winter, so have our technician top off your reservoir.

6. Check Your Brakes

Good brakes can make a huge difference if you lose control of your car. Having your brake pads inspected or replaced can prevent an accident and save you hundreds on potential collision repairs.

Schedule a Winter Service Appointment at Zimbrick Hyundai Eastside

The experienced service team at Zimbrick Hyundai in Madison, Wisconsin, has years of experience getting vehicles snow-ready. Schedule an appointment to bring in your Hyundai for service or contact us at (608) 316-8890 to learn more about winterizing your car.