Anyone who has driven through winter in Wisconsin knows that cold weather and hazardous conditions can arrive quite sudden. Now that summer is drawing to an end, it’s time to prepare your car for fall once again. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get your car in shape for the cooler weather. Instead, follow these easy tips and enjoy the open road all year round.
Fix minor blemishes
The paint on your car’s exterior isn’t just for looks. In fact, it’s crucial in protecting the body of your vehicle against things like rust damage. As fall approaches, fix any blemishes in your car’s paint job to protect it against damage from the elements.
Install new floor mats
Protecting your vehicle’s interior is just as important as taking care of the outside. That’s why good floor mats are a must in locations that see cold winter weather. Best of all, replacing your car’s floor mats is inexpensive and easy.
Stow an emergency kit
You should always have an emergency kit in your vehicle, but this is particularly important in winter when car breakdowns are more likely and the conditions potentially more dangerous. As fall approaches make sure your emergency kit contains food, water, warm clothes and gloves, and a battery-powered cellphone charger.
If you’re worried that your ride can’t stand up to the cold to come, contact us at Courtesy Ford of Sauk City to learn more about what our sales and service departments can do for you.