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Kia Winter Maintenance Tips

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Kia Winter Maintenance Tips

9 Winter Car Care Tips from Ray Skillman Southside Kia

When getting your car ready for winter in Indianapolis, it is important to take the proper steps to keep yourself and your family safe.

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  • Tire Inspection: Before driving your car to Greenwood, you should inspect your tires for issues such as wear and worn treads. Also, if your car’s tires are not suitable for cold weather driving, you should change to snow tires.
  • Brake Inspection: When driving in Southport, your brakes need to be responsive and reliable. An inspection can tell you if any maintenance is necessary. We can check your brake pads, fluids, lines, and rotors to ensure your brakes are ready for colder weather.
  • Battery Test & Inspection: Your Kia’s battery powers some of its most essential systems, including your starter, external lights, internal lights, displays, pumps, and more. Testing and inspection will tell you if your battery is in good condition for winter driving or if it needs replacing.
  • Check Wiper Blades: With snow and ice, visibility is of utmost importance. Checking your wiper blades can detect any brakes or cracks and tell you if you need new wiper blades before they get colder.
  • Change Washer Fluid: Warm weather windshield washer fluid is not designed for winter use. A winter blend is designed not to freeze in colder weather and help remove ice and frost from your Kia’s windshield.
  • Windshield Crack & Chip Inspection: Cracks can worsen in the winter due to temperature changes and limit visibility in already harsh conditions. Repairing this damage or, if needed replacing your windshield can ensure you are safe driving this winter.
  • Check/Replace Engine Coolant & Antifreeze: In the winter, the cold can have a notable impact on your Kia’s engine and performance. You’ll want to have your antifreeze checked to ensure it doesn’t have any issues such as breakdown or contamination. If you’re running low or your antifreeze has gone bad, it should be replaced.
  • HVAC Inspection: A proper HVAC inspection will check your Kia’s heater, defrost, seat warmers, and steering wheel warmers. In the dead of winter, a cold car isn’t just uncomfortable. It can be a distraction while driving in Smith Valley.
  • Prepare a Roadside Safety Kit: Finally, you’ll want to be prepared for any emergencies. A safety kit including bandages, flares, a flashlight, a blanket, and other necessities can help keep you safe until help arrives.

Winterize Your Car With Professional Assistance

At Ray Skillman Southside Kia, we can help you prepare your car for the winter. Our experienced technicians can help with all your maintenance, service needs and have your vehicle ready for whatever the winter brings. Schedule winter services online or by phone today!

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8420 U.S. 31 S,
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