Winter has Arrived – Caring for Your Car During Cold Months

December 19th, 2023 by

Red Jeep with roof carriage and Toyota Tacoma driving through a snowy back road

As winter approaches in Oklahoma, preparing yourself and your vehicle for the colder conditions is crucial. Winter months in Oklahoma can welcome ice, snow, and temperatures below freezing that can take a toll on your vehicle and safety on the road. From performing preparative maintenance to learning how to drive safely if stuck on frozen roads, you can never be too safe when preparing for the winter. If your vehicle could use a tune-up before the real cold arrives, schedule a service appointment with one of our dealerships across the Oklahoma area.


Winterize Your Vehicle for the Oklahoma Winter

Preparing your vehicle for the winter months in Oklahoma is essential to the health of your vehicle after the winter passes. Performing inspections and any repairs before the winter months can make your vehicle safer and save you from problems down the road. Here’s a short checklist of how you can prepare your vehicle for the winter months in Oklahoma:

  • Inspect Your Tires. Check the tread of your tires to ensure proper traction during winter conditions.
  • Check Your Battery. Colder weather can negatively affect your battery’s efficiency. Have your battery tested and replaced if needed. 
  • Fluid Check. Top off your windshield and antifreeze to prevent any freezing.
  • Replace Wiper Blades. If your wipers are older or damaged, it’s a good idea to replace them to ensure good visibility.
  • Emergency Kit. Pack an emergency kit with a first-aid kit, blanket, flashlight, and non-perishable goods.

If you’d like a professional inspection for your vehicle ahead of the winter, schedule an appointment at a Bob Moore Auto Group dealership today. While your vehicle is with our experts, we’ll perform a full vehicle inspection to ensure you and your vehicle are ready for the winter ahead.


Tips for Safe Driving in Winter Months

Winter months in Oklahoma can typically lead to icy or snow-packed roads. Although it’s highly advised not to drive during this weather, understanding the safest measures to take while driving on ice or snow can help you avoid danger. Here are some tips to keep in mind for the winter months ahead:

  • Driving slowly can help you stay in control on slippery roads
  • Increase the distance between the cars you’re following to provide enough space to stop safely
  • Avoid sudden turns, braking, or accelerating
  • Use lower gears to aid with traction when going uphill and stability when going downhill

Our Bob Moore Auto Group team advises against driving during ice or snow, but understand life can happen. Be sure to take the proper precautions and use your best judgment when driving in winter weather. 


Schedule an Appointment to Winterize Your Vehicle

Get your vehicle ready for the winter months with a maintenance appointment at a Bob Moore Auto Group Service Center. Our dealerships span the OKC metro area, each providing on-site, expert service for every make and model. Find a Service Center near you and reserve your spot in line today!

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