Winter Maintenance Tips

Porter Hyundai Winter Maintenance Tips

Winter Maintenance Tips
in Newark, DE

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Hyundai Winter Maintenance Tips

How Do You Winterize Your Car?

Driving in winter can be challenging due to snow and ice on roads. It is essential to make sure all the systems in your Hyundai are working properly so you have a safe and comfortable winter on the road. Our team of certified technicians can check to ensure your Hyundai will make it through the winter. Follow our checklist to make sure that you are prepared to take on the cold:

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  1. Tire Inspection
  2. If you live in an area that is prone to ice and snow, we recommend you consider winter tires that are designed to grip the icy pavement. Also, make sure you check your tires weekly for recommended tire pressure and proper tread. Replace the tires if they are worn.

  3. Battery Test & Inspection
  4. It is important to test your battery and make sure that all the cables and terminals are free from corrosion. Ask a mechanic to check the battery if it is more than 3 years old.

  5. Brake Inspection
  6. Do not forget to check your brake pads for wear and tear. If your brake pads are thin, it means they are worn down, so your stopping distance is longer, which makes driving more dangerous.

  7. Check Wiper Blades
  8. We recommend you replace your worn windshield wipers because snow and salt are prevalent in winter weather. You should replace wipers if they look brittle, dry, or if they leave streaks of liquid on your windshield.

  9. Change Washer Fluid to Winter Blend
  10. Winter blend is essential before winter weather hits. It is made specifically to improve windshield clearing in snowy and icy conditions. Therefore, make sure you change washer fluid to winter-blend before winter comes.

  11. HVAC Inspection
  12. First, turn your defroster and heater on and off to make sure they work correctly. If your vehicle has seat warmers and steering wheel warmers, you need to check them too.

  13. Check/Replace Engine Coolant & Antifreeze
  14. Engine coolant, also known as antifreeze, stops water in the engine from freezing during cold days. It also helps increase the boiling point of the engine, which prevents its overheating.

  15. Windshield Crack & Chip Inspection
  16. In winter weather, such materials as glass and metal become more brittle. Therefore, if there are any chips or cracks in your windshield, they will probably expand in winter climates. For this reason, you need to have a windshield inspection to make sure there are no chips or cracks. If there are, make sure you replace or repair the damaged windshield.

  17. Prepare a Roadside Safety Kit
  18. Make sure you put some extra winter gear in your car, including footwear, warm socks, gloves, and a sweater. Your kit should also include water, blankets, a flashlight, and a first aid kit.

Winter Car Care At Porter Hyundai in Newark, DE

If you live in Newark, DE, and are looking for a place to winterize your car, Porter Hyundai is ready to assist you. We are a premier new Hyundai dealer with a service department that offers various automobile services, including winter care. Therefore, if you need to get your car ready for winter, feel free to contact us.


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  1. Porter Hyundai

    393 E. Cleveland Ave
    Newark, DE 19711

    • Sales: (302) 453-6801
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