Unlike summer, the cold winter months present different challenges to your car in Kansas City. The freezing temperatures and harsh weather conditions can put a lot of stress on your vehicle, and you need to take the proper steps to prepare to avoid getting stranded on the side of the road. Here are a few winter service tips to help you keep your car running smoothly all season long. Schedule any of these winter maintenance appointments online or over the phone.

Switch to Winter Tires

Winter tires are designed to provide better traction and handling in cold weather and snowy roads. If you live around Overland Park, winter tires are a must. Even if you don't get a lot of snow, the colder temperatures can still harden the rubber in your tires, making them less effective. Switching to winter tires will help you maintain better control of your car and help keep you safe on the road.

Check the Fluid Levels and Their Viscosity

As the temperature drops, your engine oil's viscosity, or thickness, also changes. This means that your oil won't flow as easily and won't be able to lubricate your engine as effectively. Check your owner's manual to see what type of oil is recommended for winter driving and have it changed. Our mechanics can also easily identify which grade of oil is best for your particular model. You should also check your other fluid levels, such as windshield washer fluid, coolant, and power steering fluid, to ensure they are topped off.

Keep Your Lights Clean

In the winter, it's important to ensure your headlights, taillights, and brake lights are clean and functioning properly. Snow and road salt can build up on your lights and cause them to become dull or obscured. Hence, it makes it more difficult for you to see and for other drivers around Derby to see you. Clean your lights regularly and check them often to ensure they are in good working order. We can replace any burnt bulbs in your headlights or taillights, too.

Schedule Your Service Appointment Today

At CarStoreUSA, we'll help you with your winter service maintenance schedule. Visit us in Olathe today and schedule an appointment. We proudly serve Park City and the surrounding Kansas areas.

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