How to prepare your car for winter

As winter approaches here in the Flushing, MI area, it’s important to make sure your car is in top shape, so you’re prepared for the colder weather. Bachmann Insurance Agency is happy to assist.

Here are a few tips from us on how to get your car ready for winter:

1. Check the battery:

Cold weather can affect the performance of your car battery, so make sure to test it ahead of time. If you find that it’s low on power or needs to be replaced, do so as soon as possible. 

2. Replace windshield wipers:

Replace old and worn-out windshield wipers with winter-grade ones; they will work better under cold temperatures and remain flexible enough to perform their job properly. 

3. Change oil:

Have your oil changed before winter comes around; this will help keep the engine running smoothly during the cold months ahead and reduce wear and tear on the engine. 

4. Check tire pressure:

Make sure that all your tires are inflated correctly according to their manufacturer’s recommendations – lower pressures in cold weather can cause you to lose traction while driving on icy roads. 

5. Winterize other fluids:

Also check other fluids such as brake fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, etc., and replace them if necessary.  

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All these steps will help prepare your car for winter and ensure that you stay safe when driving during this season! For more tips, or if you have any questions about your auto insurance policy, give us at Bachmann Insurance Agency a call today. We proudly serve the Flushing, MI area and would be happy to help you find a policy that meets your needs and your budget.