Get Your Car, Truck or SUV Ready for Winter

If you just moved to Canton, MI, welcome to our wonderful township. If you’ve lived here for a while, you know how amazing this place is. One thing that isn’t so wonderful for some, however, is our winter weather. Cold and icy, we see lows in the teens in January and February, and if your automobile isn’t prepared for these freezing temperatures, it could break down at the worst possible time. That’s what Mechanic One Auto Repair & European Auto Repair is for. We’re here to help you prepare your vehicle for winter.

What Could Go Wrong?

There is a laundry list of things that could go wrong. This list includes tire or suspension trouble that hinders your ability to control your car, truck or SUV on icy roads; engine freezes and stalls in inclement weather; heater core failure, which would prevent warm air from coming into the cabin of your vehicle; rust that eats through the metal on your vehicle’s undercarriage. Any number of things can go wrong when the mercury drops to the teens and you do not want to be stranded in those temperatures.

Crucial Fall Services

To avoid the above and other possible scenarios, fall vehicle maintenance should include a brake and tire inspection, an undercarriage check, a look at the suspension, and a quick overview of the condition of your belts, hoses, all engine fluids and filters. For example, imagine you have a pinhole in a radiator hose. The hole isn’t big enough for you to notice anti-freeze on your garage floor. Rather, the leak is slow, and you wouldn’t know you had a leak until engine parts freeze up.

It’s the little things, such as low tire pressure, that can cause major problems in the winter. If your tires are underinflated, they could lose their grip on wet and icy roads. To avoid hydroplaning, your tires must be inflated to the correct psi and have plenty of tread on them. Cold weather can also thicken conventional motor oil, which can damage your engine if you don’t let it warm up long enough to heat the oil. Synthetic motor oil lubricates engine parts better in the winter to prevent damage.

Mechanic One Auto Repair & European Auto Repair knows what the little things are so we can find them and fix them quickly. You don’t want to breakdown in the winter in Canton, MI. Call us today at 734-237-6953 to schedule an appointment for a vehicle inspection.


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