Prep Your Truck for the Idaho Winter

Prep Your Truck for the Idaho Winter

Brought to you by Dave Smith Motors

It's not yet winter, but turkeys are roasting, and Santa is packing his sack, and in Idaho, you never really know the exact moment when those snowflakes will fly. So, if there's an excellent time to get your vehicle protected against the blurring snow and aggravating cold, now is the time. So, what should you do? There are a few steps you can take to help ensure that your vehicle gets you safely through another Idaho winter.

Winter Tires

Winter tires perform best when the temperatures fall below 44 degrees Fahrenheit, which is why they run better in the cold, snowy conditions of an Idaho winter. Most think that all-season tires are a good fit, and they are in certain situations such as rain and mud and light snow, but they will not hold up against the brutal Idaho winters. However, winter tires offer more traction and stopping ability when it comes to emergencies.

Check Your Battery

Everyone has experienced a dead battery in their driving lifetime, and they will do anything to avoid it. This is why it is a good idea to check your battery when the temperatures drop. In addition, it is always a good idea to check the post connection with the battery to make sure there are good connections. Finally, if you suspect your battery is old, visit the Dave Smith service center and have them test its ability to retain a charge.

Oil Change

Oil Changes are essential to the health of our vehicles, but the cold temps of the winter can be extra hard on old oil. You can have a winter oil change performed on your car. This type of oil has low viscosity and will help your engine achieve efficiency during cold conditions.

Windshield Wiper Blades and Washer Fluid

Your vehicle's wiper blades and washer fluid are a lifeline when you get caught in a snow blizzard. After extensive use, your wiper blades will begin to split and crack, and this will significantly affect your visibility since they will get slower and squeaky. Consider getting new winter-ready wiper blades. You also don't want to use water for your windshield when it gets frosty. During winter, your vehicle needs washer fluid that can withstand below freezing conditions.

Let Dave Smith Motors Help You Get Through Winter Safely

Leaving the service center with confidence that your car is ready for the harsh winter weather of  Idaho is not only satisfying but also a precautionary measure. Your safety and performance of your vehicle during snowy and icy roads is a top priority at Dave Smith Motors. Our technicians specialize in winterizing your vehicle and making your driving experience easier during this gloomy season. In addition, we understand the importance of the investment you made when you purchased your vehicle. Our auto repair center is here to help you to protect that investment.

Dave Smith Motors Is Here To Help

If you would like one of Dave Smith Motors factory certified technicians to help you get your car ready for the winter season, you can set up an appointment online or stop by and speak with a service advisor. Our service department staff can assist in any auto repair or maintenance, including oil changes, brake repair or replacement, tire rotation, and even preventative maintenance.

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