While vehicle maintenance is always vital, it is especially important as winter approaches. During these months vehicles have to fend off bitter cold temperatures, ice, snow, slush and salt. But customers can be prepared for everything Old Man Winter will dish out with these tips from the Car Care Council.
Service Center Serving Boston Toyota Drivers
First, have the battery and charging system checked by a local mechanic, who can ensure its connections are clean, tight and corrosion free or replace the battery if it is more than three years old.
Brakes, of course, should be checked given how important they become on icy or snow-covered roads.
Also with control in mind, drivers should take the time to check tire tread depth and tire pressure. Tire pressure should actually be checked weekly during the winter as it can fall as much as a pound per square inch with every 10-degree drop in temperature. Owners should also consider special tires to grip slick roads in especially snowy areas like Boston.
As always, changing the oil at recommended intervals is important, but dirty oil can be even more of a problem in winter. A switch to low viscosity oil is often a smart choice, as it can easily flow, even at cold temperatures.
Finally, to maintain the best possible visibility, antifreeze and wiper blades need to be replaced. Antifreeze should be flushed out and refilled every two years in most vehicles. Wiper blades, which can have their lifespans cut down by cold weather, should be changed if they are cracked, torn or don't properly clean the windshield.
Woburn Toyota suggests the Boston Toyota service center customers it serves put these tips to good use before winter is in full force.
To schedule a service appointment, give the Woburn Toyota service department a call at 800-649-0400.
Or, head to the Woburn Toyota service website: http://toyotaserviceboston.woburntoyota.com/
About Woburn Toyota:
Woburn Toyota has served Toyota shoppers since 1967. The dealership carries a large inventory of new Toyota vehicles as well as used and certified used vehicles from top brands.
394 Washington Street
Woburn MA 01801