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A few tips to get your Lexus vehicle ready for winter

Published on September 29 2017

With winter around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about getting your Lexus vehicle ready for the snow and ice that is headed our way. Now, we know many do not want to even think about winter, but we nevertheless felt that these tips could help you prepare your vehicle before the crowds push your appointment to November, and before that unexpected snow storm that always comes way before it should.

So, here are a few tips to get your Lexus ready for winter.

Winter tires

Your winter tires are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the icy, snowy road below. It is therefore very important that your winter tires be in good condition, and also that you make sure they are installed on your vehicle before the first snowfall.

So, if you haven’t done it yet, book your appointment to get your winter tires put on your vehicle. Next, check to make sure your tires are in good condition, and that they can survive another full winter season. If you don’t think they will, it’s better to buy a new set right away.

Your battery

You want your battery to be strong enough to start your vehicle on even the coldest January morning. That’s why you want to make sure it is in good condition before the arrival of winter. This is also a good time to get your oil changed, and to have your vehicle inspected.

Windshield washer fluid

This is a simple tip. You always want to make sure you have enough windshield washer fluid, and because we never have enough windshield washer fluid in winter, make sure you have an extra gallon in the vehicle at all times.

Wipers

We all know how that wet, heavy snow can quickly make driving in winter a nightmare. Well, it’s even worse if it is sticking to our wiper blades and we can’t see anything. Same goes for all that dirt and sand that gets kicked onto our windshield when we are driving on the highway and even in the city. The best way to ensure perfect visibility in these conditions is to install winter wiper blades on your vehicle.

Emergency kit

Although we never hope to get stranded in winter, it is always a possibility. It is therefore important to be ready. Make sure you have a shovel, salt, warm clothes, a cellphone charger, flares, booster cables, and some food and water in your vehicle at all times.

To learn more about getting your vehicle ready for winter, contact us today at Lexus of Kingston!

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