The key to getting your vehicle winterized is to start early. As the weather conditions are just now beginning to change, you'll want to get a jumpstart on preparing your vehicle for the upcoming season. Here at Northtown Kia, our team of expert technicians is offering what we feel is the best way to approach vehicle winterization near Buffalo. Getting an early start gives you quite the lead-off position, but it's going to take a lot more to get you around all the bases and back home safely.

Winter Service Tips

It's no surprise that your vehicle reacts and performs differently in the winter. A combination of cold weather and frigid temperatures put a tremendous amount of stress on your vehicle, making it difficult to service in the winter. But by tackling things now, you're going to set yourself up nicely when the snow starts falling in Cheektowaga. Here are our top three winter service tips to help you get started:

  1. Check Fluids Under the Hood - Your vehicle's motor oil is the most important fluid to check, but there are many other reservoir tanks inside your engine bay that you should be aware of. In addition to changing your oil regularly, it's also important to check your transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid as we get further into the winter season.


  2. Inspect Windshield Wiper System - Also located under the hood, your windshield wiper fluid tank needs to be filled and topped off periodically throughout the season. After doing so, check to make sure that your wiper blades are working properly. We recommend getting brand new blades if yours are broken or damaged.


  3. Pack an Emergency Kit - In case of an emergency, it's helpful to pack and store an emergency kit inside of your vehicle at all times during the winter. Depending on where you travel and how often you spend time behind the wheel in Williamsville, your kit may look different than your neighbors. But a few baseline items you must include are non-perishable food items, bottled water, simple tools, road flares, and extra warm clothing.

Schedule a Service Appointment Online

For more information about winterization tips, please call or contact us online from your home in West Seneca. Our team is standing by and ready to help you prepare your vehicle for the upcoming season.

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