Winter is Coming. Is Your Car Prepared?

Things can sneak up on you quite as quickly as an east coast winter. There are several things you need to do to make sure you are protected from the elements when the temperature starts to plummet. Get your coat out of storage. Fix the leaky windows. Check your oil, car battery, and tires. Oh, did you forget about that last one? That is why the service team at Fitzgerald Hyundai wanted to remind you to make sure your car is prepared for the elements.

There are several things to consider when getting your Hyundai winter-ready. One visit to the service department at Fitzgerald Hyundai in Rockville, and you'll be another step closer to welcoming Jack Frost to your Baltimore or Arlington neighborhood.

  • Check your antifreeze and coolant levels: Antifreeze will prevent your engine from literally freezing when you need it most.
  • Replace Wipers and Fluid: If your windshield wipers are streaking or beginning to fray, it is time to change them out. Ineffective wipers can decrease your visibility when used to wipe away snow or ice from your windshield. You will also want to switch to a winter washer fluid. The typical fluid you'll use in the warmer temperatures will freeze when you try to wash away the ice. Let our team replace your wipers and fluid with the perfect match for your Hyundai.
  • Check Your Tire's Tread Depth and Pressure: The key to gripping the road, no matter the conditions, is the amount of tread your tires have. The deeper the tread, the better odds you have of staying on the Washington DC roads in the icy environments.
  • Switch to Winter-Grade Oil: There is no time like the present to switch to a thinner oil viscosity. When the mercury falls, your engine works harder to stay lubricated. Typically, you want a lower viscosity number for colder weather driving. Fitzgerald Hyundai will know which oil is designed for your car. We'll also change your oil filter to reduce the pressure on your engine.
  • Inspect your Battery: It might be the worst kind of surprise. Getting stranded far from your home in Alexandria because your battery died. When you bring your car into Fitzgerald Hyundai, let us check your battery life and inspect its components.

Don't get caught off guard this winter. Visit Fitzgerald Hyundai and let the service team get your car winter-ready. Schedule an appointment for a time that works for you and discover service special savings for your next visit. From your windshield wipers to your tires and everything in between, you don't want to find out the hard way something isn't working properly when snow and ice arrive.

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