How to Prepare Your Ford for Winter

Driving through Michigan winters certainly has its challenges. From snowy storms to sub-freezing temperatures, winter conditions can make it more difficult to get where you're going and keep your car in one piece on the way.

Despite the challenges, there are a few actions you can take to prepare your Ford for the elements.

  1. Check Your Fluids: A variety of fluids work to keep your Ford running. It's a good idea to have them checked before the weather turns. In particular, have your antifreeze levels checked. This fluid helps keep your engine from freezing up during cold temperatures.
  2. Test Your Battery: Getting stranded in inclement weather is hardly fun for any driver. Have your battery tested to make sure it won't fail you when you need it most. A fresh battery can give you the confidence you need to make through winter.
  3. Install Fresh Wiper Blades: With winter weather incoming, it's as important as ever to make sure you have clear visibility. A new set of high-quality wiper blades can make sure your windshield stays clear of snow and moisture.
  4. Purchase Winter Tires: Not all tires are designed to perform well in winter conditions. If your car comes with sport or summer tires, we recommend buying a winter set. They're specially designed to maintain grip and control even in snow and sub-freezing temperatures.

If you need help with any of these tasks, come visit the service and parts center at Suburban Ford of Waterford. Our technicians can help you get your car ready for the worst that upper Midwest winters have to offer.

Categories: Parts, Service
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