Winterize Your Vehicle at Carbone Buick GMC of Utica

Up-state New Yorkers in Utica know a thing or two about how to best prepare for the upcoming winter. Living near the mountains is beautiful and abundant with fresh air, naturally flowing streams, and high-peaks. But with that also comes a rigorous winter season accompanied by heaps of snow and blankets of thick ice. Here at Carbone Buick GMC of Utica, we've come up with a list of our five top vehicle winterization tips to help you get ready for the impending cold weather in New Hartford.

  1. Oil Change - A fresh oil change helps free up your engine and smooth out the transition from the whispering winds of autumn to the snowy depths of winter. Seasonal oil changes work best because they help maximize the lifespan of your engine in Oneida.
  2. Inspect Tires - It's important to take a close look at your tires before hitting the roads this winter. Your tires are where the rubber meets the pavement, making it the most important safety feature your car has. Check to make sure your tires aren't damaged, and consider switching over to your winter tires if you haven't already.
  3. Check Fluids - Your vehicle stays nourished by consuming all of the fluids that live underneath your hood. This winter, make it a priority to check every reservoir tank, hose, and line to ensure nothing is leaking or severely damaged.
  4. Windshield Wipers - The highways in Rome, NY, are notorious for experiencing heavy rain, sleet, and snow. So before getting behind the wheel, check to make sure your wiper blades are working properly. If your blades are old and the hardware is worn out, it's easier to replace them with a brand new set this season.
  5. Emergency Kit - Emergencies happen when you least expect it. Protect yourself and your passengers this winter in Whitesboro by packing an emergency car kit to help your family out in a pinch. Your equipment should, among other things, include at least a set of jumper cables, non-perishable food, bottled drinking water, extra warm clothes, a small shovel, a flashlight, and a way to make fire.

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Please call or contact the experts at Carbone Buick GMC of Utica for more information about vehicle winterization tips. Schedule service today to ensure your vehicle is ready to tackle winter weather. We look forward to meeting you!

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