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How to Prepare Your Chevrolet Vehicle for Winter

2019 Chevrolet Equinox | Forest City, PA

The winter season can add new driving hazards, like snow and ice, and accordingly require you to replace certain components of your vehicle. Prepare your Chevrolet vehicle for winter by inspecting your car’s parts and having a service technician repair them as needed. 

Battery

To help prevent your vehicle from being stranded with a dead battery, ensure that the battery terminals and cables are in good condition. If you see any corrosion on the posts and terminals, you should remove it. 

Tires

You may want to consider replacing your tires with snow tires so that you can have more traction on snowy roads. The changing temperatures can also affect your tire pressure, so be sure your tires are properly inflated. In addition, if your tires don’t have enough tread, you should have your tires replaced at a dealership’s service department.

Wiper blades

Wiper blades can help you have necessary visibility during snowstorms, so it’s important that you replace the wiper blades if they are not functioning properly. Wiper blades shouldn’t miss spots or leave streaks. You may also want to use winter wiper blades, which can help prevent ice buildup.

We at Hornbeck Chevrolet encourage you to visit our service department to have your vehicle properly inspected and have components repaired or replaced.

Summer Service Tips

Here Are Some Summer Service Tips

The summertime is the best time to be a car owner. From road trips across the country to quick trips to the lake, having a car grants you the freedom to take complete advantage of the fine weather. Now, all that extra driving necessitates some extra TLC, so here some summer service tips to keep you and your vehicle happy and safe on the road this season.

Be Ready For The Heat

Excessive can spell doom for your car’s battery. If you are about to embark on a long-distance road trip, you’ll want to pay extra attention to your battery. Have it tested in advance by a certified technician at a dealership, especially if it is three years or older. They will evaluate the battery’s condition and tell you if it’s time for a replacement.

Keep An Eye On Your Tires

The hot temperatures and increased amount of driving can mess with your tire pressure. Don’t ignore your tire-pressure warning light if it illuminates on your dashboard. If you inspect the tires and it turns out that they’re fully inflated, sometimes the dashboard light might mean that it’s time for new tires.  

Be Ready For Breakdowns

A breakdown is an unfortunate reality of car ownership, and they are more common in the summer. Be ready for one by keeping your car stocked with snacks, water, jumper cables, road flares, a basic set of tools, and a first-aid kit. It’s also a good idea to have a plan in place before the breakdown, so the event is less stressful. For instance, make sure you have your auto insurance carrier’s contact number and app stored in your smartphone. And write down some emergency contacts’ phone numbers on a piece of paper, in case your phone dies.

Contact us at Hornbeck Chevrolet near Abilene, TX to schedule a seasonal maintenance appointment for your Chevy. We’re here to help ensure that your summer travels are as safe as possible.