Preparing for Winter at Zeigler Chevrolet

November 10th, 2019 by

The winter season may be time for holidays and celebrations, but it is also a time for auto maintenance. Here at Ziegler Chevrolet, our Chevy service experts couldn’t stress the importance of wintertime maintenance enough and with temperatures dropping, getting your car inspected is valuable now more than ever.

What does wintertime maintenance look like? This is a reoccurring question for our maintenance team, and they often start with your tires. Buying the right tires is essential for winter driving. While your typical street tire can get the job done throughout the warmer months of the year, you might want to invest in all-terrain or all-weather tires so as to get the best traction possible. We also suggest that you have your tires checked before the worst of the winter seasons sets in. The last thing you want to do is be found on the side of the road, struggling to change a flat tire in the middle of a winter storm.

Beyond just tires, you should consider investing in winterized motor oil. Motor oil is meant to lubricate your engine, and you want to make sure that this essential fluid doesn’t congeal in the extremely cold temperatures of the winter season. In order to do this, you’ll want to purchase motor oil that has a ‘w’ in its name. Winter motor oil is much less viscous at lower temperatures, which means it can flow throughout your engine without waiting for the oil to warm up.

As a leading Chicago Chevrolet dealership, we understand that winter auto maintenance shouldn’t be taken lightly. When you visit Ziegler Chevrolet we can make sure your car is properly prepared to handle the worst that the IL winter has to dish out.

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