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Getting Your Car Winter Ready in Camrose, Alberta

Are you searching for a trustworthy and transparent Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, and Ram dealership? At Camrose Chrysler, it's our goal to become the automotive home for drivers in Camrose, Alberta, and the surrounding areas of Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Beaumont, and Leduc. We have an experienced team of professionals who know the auto industry's ins and outs so that you can expect a worthwhile car shopping experience. Beyond selling cars, we also take pride in our capable service centre. And when it comes to matters to do with tires, we understand the importance of tires in your vehicle. As such, we offer new tires & tire change options in our service centre. Whether looking for winter tires, performance tires, run-flat tires, or all-season tires, we have you covered.

Why Right Tires Matter in Winter

Speaking of tires, having worn-out or wrong tires in winter is a recipe for disaster. Given the difficult winter conditions, inappropriate tires decrease stability and increase your braking distance, increasing the chance of a collision. The good news is that you can alleviate this hazard by investing in winter tires. Winter tires provide better traction on snow, improving your stopping distance.

Getting your car ready for winter

Besides tires, you need to observe a few other maintenance checks to ensure that your car is winter-ready. Otherwise, ignore these maintenance routines, and you will find yourself having frequent no-starts, frozen windows, and winter-related issues.

Change Your Oil

An oil change is a must if you want your car to handle the freezing temperatures. To get the right type of oil, refer to your owner's manual to get the viscosity rating your oil should have to ensure your car runs optimally in cold weather.

Inspect Your Coolant

Antifreeze, also known as the coolant, plays an essential role in cooling your engine and protects it from freezing and cracking. Again, coolant contains anti-rust properties to ensure that your entire cooling system is corrosion-free. During winter, your coolant freeze protection needs to be checked to establish if it will protect your engine from cold temperatures. An inexpensive tester (such as a hydrometer) can help you inspect your coolants' freezing point. You may also want to check the levels of other car fluids like brake fluid and washer fluid. If inadequate, don't hesitate to top up.

Inspect Your Battery

Due to freezing temperatures, your car battery needs more voltage to start your car. And because batteries have a limited life, you must have your battery frequently checked. One way to check your battery's performance is using a computerized battery tester. The good thing about this test is that it gives comprehensive information about your battery, such as your battery's internal resistance, conductance, and voltage.

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