Winter Car Maintenance and Preparation Colonial Heights VA

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VDOT-Richmond District Shop
(804) 524-6174, 001-2004
2400 Pine Forrest Drive
Colonial Heights, VA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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A Seredni Tire & Auto Center
(804) 271-6617
6445 Iron Bridge Road
Richmond, VA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Auto Inspection

Allen Tire Inc
(804) 745-8601
10140 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Auto Inspection
Products
Wheels, All Major Brands Available

All Tune & Lube
(804) 560-1120
8300 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA
Services
Auto Engines Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Engine Rebuilding, Auto Oil & Lube, Brakes Service & Repair
Payment Options
MasterCard, 90 Days Same as Cash, With Approved Credit,

All Tune & Lube - East End, Midlothian Tnpk., All Tune and Brake, Short Pump
(804) 276-9720
6812 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA
Services
Auto Engines Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Diagnostic Services, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Air Conditioning & Heating
Payment Options
90 Days Same as Cash, With Approved Credit, (With Approved Credit),

Varina Automotive Service
(804) 222-2676, 001-2004
1611 Darbytown Road
Richmond, VA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists
(804) 512-5795
11919 Carters Creek Drive
Chesterfield, VA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Customizing Conversion & Restoration, Wheels & Wheel Covers Retail

Aamco Transmissions
(804) 276-4900
10231 Huntersdell Lane
Richmond, VA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Oil & Lube, Brakes Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair, Auto Transmissions
Products
Transmissions, Belts, Parts
Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, VISA, Financing Available

Rick Stanley Auto Body, Inc.
(804) 745-9118, 001-2004
10811 Paulbrook Drive
Midlothian, VA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Automotive Concepts
(804) 276-9376
Richmond, VA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & 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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