How to Winterize Your Car in Utah

Winterize your Vehicle at Used Car Supermarkets Serving Salt Lake City, UT

Winter Service including antifreeze and brake fluid checks

Winter is around the corner and you need to prepare for cold weather conditions, because not doing so can cause danger to yourself and others on the road, and can lead to serious problems with your vehicle. This can turn a simple service visit into a major repair. That is why Used Car Supermarkets provides a comprehensive service that’s tailor-made for your vehicle to ensure it can keep running smoothly in icy and snowy weather. Visit us or call us at (888) 742-8237.

Our Winter Service Inspection Checklist:

  1. Consider using snow tires.
  2. Check your tire pressure.
  3. If you have a four-wheel-drive system, make sure it is working properly.
  4. Check to see if your engine requires lower-viscosity oil in the winter.
  5. Inspect the belts and hoses.
  6. Inspect the wipers and wiper fluid.
  7. Check the battery.
  8. Check antifreeze mixture.
  9. Check the heater and windshield defroster.

Recommended Checklist for Vehicle Owners

Antifreeze – check coolant level regularly and, if required, top-up with a mixture of the correct type of antifreeze. Your garage should check concentration to ensure adequate cold temperature protection.

Battery – the most common cause of winter breakdowns. A battery more than five years old may struggle in the cold – get it checked and replaced if necessary to avoid the inconvenience of an unplanned failure.

Fuel – keep at least a quarter of a tank in case of unexpected delay.

Lights – check and clean all lights regularly to make sure you can see and be seen clearly. Carry spare bulbs.

Tires – should have at least 3mm of tread for winter motoring. Check pressures at least every 2 weeks.

Windshield – reduce dazzle from the low sun by keeping the windshield clean inside and out. Now is a good time to renew worn wiper blades.

Windshield Washer Fluid – use a 50% mix of a good quality wiper fluid to reduce the chance of freezing in cold and Icy weather.

Locks and door seals – stop doors freezing shut with a thin coat of polish or Vaseline on rubber door seals. A squirt of water dispersant (WD-40) in locks will help stop them freezing