Winter Car Maintenance and Preparation Brookings SD

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Exhaust Pros
(605) 692-6200
302 4th Street
Brookings, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair, Trailer Hitches Wholesale & Manufacturers
Hours
Mon-Sat

Midwest Glass
(605) 692-7251
1333 Main Avenue South
Brookings, SD
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Meester Auto Repair
(605) 692-4013
617 2nd Street South
Brookings, SD
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Radiator Repair

Schoons Pump n Pak
(605) 697-5700
202 Main Ave S
Brookings, SD
Services
Car Detailing,Gas Stations,Convenience Stores

Advance Auto Parts
(605) 692-8220
2221 6th Street
Brookings, SD
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Clutch Repair

Automotive Service Center
(605) 692-4272, 001-2004
614 Main Avenue South
Brookings, SD
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Sound Sensations
(605) 697-5503
525 8th Street South, # 2
Brookings, SD
Services
Audio and Video Installation

ASC Automotive Service Center
(605) 692-4272
614 Main Avenue South
Brookings, SD
Services
Transmission Repair

Exhaust Pros
(605) 692-6200
302 4th Street
Brookings, SD
Services
Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair,Trailer Repair

J and T Exhaust World
(605) 692-7970
224 Main Avenue South
Brookings, SD
Services
Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair,Trailer Repair

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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

By DriverSide

When temperatures start to drop, it’s time to get your car ready for winter. The right maintenance, preparation and tools can be literal lifesavers in harsh conditions.



Regular Maintenance
Now’s the time to get your car up to speed on all of its regular maintenance. That means taking care of any fluids that may have been neglected while you were out enjoying the summer sun or going in for that 60,000-mile tune-up if you’re due. Check, change and/or top off your oil, coolant, brake and transmission fluid as needed. In the case of your oil or automatic transmission, make sure you get a high-quality filter, too. It may seem like overkill to take care of all of your fluids at once, but it’s worth it in the long run.

Take a look at the car’s brakes too. Are your rotors warped or cracked? Do they have deep grooves or are the pads worn close to their minimum clearance? Your vehicle will be experiencing harsher conditions soon, so nip any potential problems in the bud now. Make sure all your lights are working properly to ensure good visibility. New bulbs only cost a few dollars and are easy to install yourself or easy to have installed when getting your vehicle serviced. The same goes for windshield wipers. If your blades are more than six months old, odds are it’s time to swap them out for new ones. And don’t forget to fill the washer fluid reservoir with freeze resistant wiper fluid.

Check your tires and consider winter tires
Go ahead and have your tires rotated and inspected. The last thing you need in cold, wet weather is to be driving on bald or dry rotted tires. Err on the side of caution and replace any tires that are too worn.

We’d recommend looking into snow (or winter) tires, depending on your location or length of time you’ll be spending in the snow. Winter tires are made with special low temperature resilient rubber compounds and have deep treads that grip unplowed snow and ice. Even the best all-season tires have compounds that get more brittle as the temperature drops, and when that happens, the tires tend to grip less. The winter tire compound remains pliable when temperatures are low, retaining grip and keeping the car’s safety systems, like all-wheel drive and anti-lock brakes, functioning properly.

At this time, also check to make sure your spare tire has enough air in it. Once you’ve made sure everything looks good, take a look at your tire pressure. With everything up to spec, you’ll get better gas mileage and your vehicle will handle and stop better.

Protect the interior
You can’t discount the impact weather can have on the interior of your vehicle either. If you’re going to spend a lot of time ducking in and out of the elements, you might want to grab some all-weather floor mats. They’re easy to...

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