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Cold Weather Car Care Tips

There’s no doubt that the cold weather takes a toll on our cars, especially in a city like Chicago. To avoid emergency VW service in Chicago, it is best to be proactive to take care of your car before cold weather does any damage. Here are some precautionary steps that you can take to make sure your car emerges in the spring a well-oiled machine.

Check Your Fluids

It’s important that you get a “winter blend” version of windshield wiper fluid because they have a greater concentration of alcohol and less water, so it is less likely to freeze. If you have antifreeze, ensure you don’t mix the colors together.

Your oil is another fluid that should be monitored. If you notice that it is time for an oil change, we recommend filling it with an oil that has a lower viscosity (thickness). Our team can help you find the right oil fluid for your needs.

Check the Battery

On average, your battery should be changed every three years depending on how much you drive your car. We can examine your battery and determine if the spark plugs need to be replaced as well as determine if other VW service in Chicago is necessary.

Check Tire Pressure

Due to the slick winter roads, you’ll want to ensure your tire pressure is at the proper level. Even a 10-degree change in temperature can cause a 10 percent restriction of air in your tires.

If you need help preparing your car for the winter or you’re in need of VW service in Chicago, don’t hesitate to contact our team at VFC Engineering.