If you’re heading out of town for the holidays, you’ll PROBABLY be facing colder weather (unless you head south, that is). If you go far enough, you may even have yourself a white Christmas! Is your car ready to handle the task? We don’t have to winterize our cars here in Florida – it doesn’t really get cold enough to do anything other than stick to a routine car maintenance schedule so your ride runs like a champ. But if you’re hitting the highway, you definitely want to look into winterizing your car… and Toyota of Orlando is here to help!
If you want a stress-free holiday trip, then you’ll definitely want to take steps ahead of time to prepare your car. Here are some tips from our Orlando auto service techs you can put to use before you head out!
Get an oil change. Highway driving means long distances and high speeds, and this Orlando auto service can help your car deal with both. Oil changes keep the engine lubricated so all parts move easily, and also keep the engine cool so things don’t overheat as your car works to keep up with demands in extreme temperatures.
Check your tires. You’ll want maximum traction when you hit icy, snowy roads, so make sure your tires are in tip-top shape before you head for the highway. Our Orlando auto service techs can check your tires’ tread, as well as inspect their PSI (you’ll need proper inflation for both traction and fuel efficiency). They can also advise you when it comes to whether or not you need new tires, or if you should swap out for snow tires.
Make sure your coolant is the correct type. Before you head to colder climes, be sure you have the right coolant under the hood (i.e., one that won’t freeze when the temps drop). Our auto service techs can ensure you’re got the right one and your car is decked out for whatever Mother Nature might throw at you!
Schedule brake service. Driving on snow and ice means you need maximum stopping power! Schedule Orlando brake service and have our techs check your brake pads, rotors, lines, fluid, and more so you know when you hit the brakes, you’ll come to a quick, safe, and efficient stop.
Consider headlight restoration. Are your headlights shining bright? Road trips can often involve driving at night, as well as driving in the snow, rain, or sleet. You need your headlights to be in top shape and all burnt out bulbs to be replaced. And if you’re concerned about the dimness you’re seeing coming from the casings, consider headlight restoration to get them burning bright again!
Need to make an auto service appointment before your holiday travels? Call us today at (866) 945-0493; we’re open seven days a week with the longest service hours in Central Florida to make your life easy! Don’t forget to ask about our money-saving service specials!