With winter weather just around the corner, we at Land Rover Dallas in Dallas, Texas, want you and your car to be well prepared out there on those slippery roads. Ice, sleet and snow can lead to very hazardous road conditions, and become the culprit of many fender benders. Making sure you car is ready for the weather ahead, and learning to be a more patient and cautious driver, can help ensure your safety while behind the wheel.
Tires are important during the winter months, so make sure you examine the tread for thin or uneven wear and have them replaced if necessary. Don’t forget to check the air pressure as well to ensure the best traction and mileage. Depending on how harsh your winters are where you live, you may want to invest in some kind of “winter tire” to help you through the snow and ice. If you are unsure what tires you might need, then call our service department here at in Land Rover Dallas in Dallas, Texas, and we will happily assist you and recommend a good brand.
Being able to see out of your windshield is vital in the cold. Check your wiper blades and replace them if they leave streaks of water on the windshield or show any signs of cracking or stiffness. Also use an ice scraper to rid your windshield of ice rather than using your wipers as this may damage them. Be sure to check the level of your windshield washer reservoir and keep it filled with a solution that includes some type of antifreeze agent. Also remember to run the AC when defrosting or defogging your windshield. You can set the temperature for whatever you like, but by running the compressor you dehumidify the air which makes it a lot easier to defrost the glass so you can see better.
Maintaining proper fluid levels is critical to keeping your car going during the winter months, so make sure you check your antifreeze and oil levels to prevent internal damage to your car, and keep your gas tank at least halfway full to help prevent a gas line freeze.
Come experience The Land Rover Way here at Land Rover Dallas in Dallas, Texas, and find out what service and salesmanship is all about. Be safe out there on the roads this winter, and be sure to check us out online or stop by our dealership to gaze upon our 2013 lineup of Land Rovers and other premium pre-owned vehicles.