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5 Tips for Getting Your Car Ready for Cold Weather from Byer Volkswagen

Drivers in and around Columbus, OH are more than acquainted with snowstorms, hail, and ice during the cold winter months. Now that fall is here, that means the hazardous weather conditions of winter are right around the corner. Whether you are planning to visit loved ones for the holidays or are just taking your regular commute to the office, getting your car winter-ready can literally be lifesaving.

Here are five tips for getting your vehicle ready for the cold season from Byers Volkswagen.

Get the Right Oil Change
Are you approaching the 30,000-mile full service oil change benchmark? If you are, don’t procrastinate any longer! Byers Volkswagen’s service center can provide top-notch oil and filter changes for your Volkswagen vehicle. Oil may get thicker as the temperatures drop, making it tough for it to do the job of properly lubricating your engine. If you delay, this can cause more serious problems down the road.

Make Sure You Can See
Snow, sleet, and rain can make visibility nearly impossible during the winter season. Your windshield wipers are your best defense against low visibility. Be sure to fill up your windshield washing reservoir with heavy-duty washing fluid and get your windshield wipers replaced if necessary. It’s also important to make sure your defroster is working properly so that your windshield remains clear.

A Little TLC for Your Battery
Fall is a great time to ensure your battery’s connections and posts are corrosion free. If your battery is more than three years old, it is time for an upgrade. Simply stop into our Volkswagen service center to get a new one.

Consider Snow Tires
Ohio is known for its snow. If you’re going to be doing a lot of holiday driving, think about upgrading to snow tires to improve traction on the road and keep you and your loved ones safe.

Check Your Heater
Don’t be left out in the cold! During your routine tune-up, ask our mechanics to also check your heater.

Byers Volkswagen wants to keep you safe this winter, so call our service center today to get your car winter-ready this fall! We hope to see you soon!

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