Every driver knows that winter can be a difficult season for vehicles. In fact, it is not only a time when accidents are more frequent, but also when mechanical components are put to the test.
Bearing these in mind, car maintenance is a must before this season starts! In addition, remember to be properly equipped for any unforeseen event; we have provided you with a checklist.
What to Check and Control Before Winter?
As we said, mechanical components can suffer from the cold.
In particular, it is important to control:
- Driving belts
With car maintenance, you can be sure that everything is well taken care of and that you won’t have any problems when the going gets tough. In fact, your car may be due for an oil or coolant change, so take the opportunity to do it all at once!
With the help of our service technicians, you’ll have peace of mind for the season. Also, think about the aesthetics of your vehicle by applying a rustproofing treatment if needed.
Be Well-Equipped to Deal with Winter
With the approach of the cold season, winter tires are often the first concern of motorists. Make sure they are in good condition and get a new set if necessary. As Protégez-Vous recommends:
“In the fall, kill two birds with one stone:
get winter tires and wipers installed, too.”
For unforeseen events, also pack a spare tire and a complete first aid kit. You can get one from your Toyota garage!
Lastly, to cope with daily winter life, make sure you have a good car snow brush and a shovel. That way, snowstorms won’t take you by surprise! Finally, don’t forget to buy windshield washer fluid adapted to freezing temperatures.
For your car maintenance, you can trust the technicians at Manic Toyota, your dealer in Baie-Comeau on the Côte-Nord!