With the crisp, fall weather settling in along the Front Range, and Thanksgiving just a few days away, they can only mean one thing — winter is coming. While you probably won’t have to fight off a massive army of White Walkers this winter, you will want to ensure that your vehicle is prepped and ready for anything the chilly season might throw at it. If you plan to drive your vehicle to and from work, up I-70 to hit the slopes, or across the state for holiday travels, there are steps you can take to winterize your vehicle to help ensure your safety and the safety of others.
Five Tips for Winterizing Your Vehicle
The friendly and knowledgeable team at Denver Mobile Auto Glass has five tips to share with you to guide you as you prepare your vehicle for the colder weather ahead. If you need to schedule an auto glass service, reach out to your trusted auto glass technicians for a Denver windshield replacement or repair. In the meantime, here are some tips for you to consider.
Winterize Your Windshield
Colorado’s weather is pretty unpredictable each winter, and while we likely won’t have any major snowstorms until the spring, you should still prepare your vehicle for severe winter weather. The first and simplest step is to inspect your windshield wipers and check your wiper fluid levels. Check for signs that it’s time to replace your wiper blades, such as fraying, missing rubber on the squeegee feature, or damage to the frame. Top off your wiper fluid and carry a spare jug of fluid in your car in case you run out.
Next, inspect your windshield for damage. If you have rock chips or cracks in your auto glass, call us for a convenient mobile auto glass repair or replacement, or schedule an appointment to bring your vehicle to our shop. We can take care of these auto glass issues to prevent further damage that can be affected by changes in temperature and altitude.
Check Your Tires
Carefully inspect your tires, paying close attention to the condition of the tread and tire pressure. If your tires considerable wear and tear, or if any of them are completely bald, consider having them replaced for winter. It’s also important to check your tire pressure, because as the temperatures drop during winter, so does your tire pressure. Driving with lower pressure can provide more traction when driving in icy conditions, however, if there’s not enough pressure, this can cause damage to your vehicle and can cause you to lose control of your car. If you do a lot of winter driving, particularly on I-25 or in the high country, consider investing in winter tires.
Check Your Battery
The last thing you want is for your battery to fizzle out on a stormy winter night. Take your battery in and have it tested, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve replaced your battery. Doing so can prevent you from being stranded on the side of the road due to a dead or failing battery.
Cleanup Your Parking Area
For those drivers who park in their driveway or on the street in front of their house, be mindful of potential risks that could damage your vehicle or car windows this winter. We get a lot of heavy, wet snow storms here in Colorado, and sometimes have to deal with ice storms. This kind of weather can cause tree branches to break off, heavy bushes to slump over, fences to fall, and can even damage street signs that could become a threat. Trim back the trees and bushes in your yard, especially near areas where you park your vehicle.
Schedule An Auto Glass Service
If you’re unsure of whether or not you’re in the market for a new windshield, or at the very least, a windshield repair, reach out to Denver Mobile Auto Glass to arrange a service. We can repair rock chips and replace your auto glass when it’s necessary. We’ll install a new windshield with top-quality materials and sealants so you can rest assured your windshield is completely ready to withstand any weather that the Colorado winter might bring. Call Denver’s windshield replacement experts today and we’ll winterize your auto glass.