Though snow is not a very frequent occurrence in Texas, you still need to prepare your car for all the other winter weather we encounter. At Mac Haik Hutto, we are here to help you keep your vehicle safe. Whether you own one of our used or certified pre-owned vehicles near Georgetown, our dealers are sharing the best ways you can prepare for the colder temperatures.
Monitor Your Tires
When temperatures drop, it’s important to inspect your tire pressure. Fluctuating temperatures have an impact on the level of inflation and could cause your tires to deflate. If you drive on under-inflated tires, you are at a much higher risk of getting a flat. It will also accelerate your tire wear, costing you more money in the long run. Check your tread depth by inserting a penny into the tread with the top of Lincoln’s head pointing inward. If you see his entire head, you need to get your tire replaced immediately.
Get Your Battery Tested
When temperatures suddenly change, your car’s battery power can drop by up to 50 percent. If the battery on the vehicle you buy at our dealership is more than three years old, it is time to get it tested before the cold weather arrives.
Replace Your Windshield Wipers and Fluid
Make sure to inspect your windshield wipers all throughout the year, as all types of driving activity can take a toll on them. If the rubber is dried out or split, your wipers need to be replaced with sturdier ones. The wiper fluid also needs to be filled for the wipers to function properly.
If you have any questions related to service or maintenance, please reach out to us online and we will get back to you soon.