While winter is generally kind to us in Athens, AL, dropping temperatures, wet weather, and the occasional snowfall can cause problems for you and your vehicle. Fortunately, a little seasonal maintenance here at our Mopar service center can help you prepare your car for the unique array of challenges that comes with winter weather. So, if you're ready to whip your car into shape for winter, here are a few winter tips to help you get through the season.

1.) Schedule a battery check

Low temperatures can sap your car battery's strength, which can put you at risk for a car breakdown. Batteries that are weak in summer might give up on you in winter, so it's best to schedule a battery test here at our Mopar service center near Huntsville. We can check your battery and, if necessary, replace it. If you notice any issues like difficulty starting your engine, it could be a sign that your battery needs attention.

2.) Check your tires

As temperatures fall, the air pressure in your tires also drops. Driving on underinflated tires can cause your tires to wear down rapidly, so we recommend checking your air pressure at least once a month and adjusting accordingly. We'll be happy to do this for you here at our dealership serving Madison, AL.

Now is also a good time to check the tread on your tires. Having adequate tread is especially important when there's inclement weather on the horizon. If your tires are too worn, you'll likely find that stopping and slowing down is more difficult than you expect.

3.) Check your windshield wipers

Winter is the season of almost constantly clearing your windshield of something. Between rain, snow, dirt, and mud, winter has a wider arsenal of things to throw at your windshield than most seasons, which is why it pays to be prepared. Make sure wiper blades aren't worn out and top off your washer fluid so that you're ready.

If you have any questions about getting ready for winter in the Harvest, AL area, feel free to reach out!

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