Winter Car Maintenance and Preparation West Point MS

Looking for Winter Car Maintenance and Preparation in West Point? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around West Point that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Winter Car Maintenance and Preparation in West Point.

Golden Triangle Tire
(662) 494-4712
758 W Main St
West Point, MS
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Griggs Carquest Auto Parts
(662) 494-1302
570 W Broad St
West Point, MS
Services
Auto Parts

Bates Tire Center
(662) 327-3874
1401 Waterworks Rd
Columbus, MS
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Sears Auto Center
(662) 241-7950
1404 Old Aberdeen Rd
Columbus, MS
Store Hours
Sears Auto Centers
Store Type
Sears Auto Centers
Hours
Mon:8-19
Tue:8-19
Wed:8-19
Thu:8-19
Fri:8-19
Sat:8-19
Sun:9-17
Store Features
Mon:8-19
Tue:8-19
Wed:8-19
Thu:8-19
Fri:8-19
Sat:8-19
Sun:9-17

Acme Window Tinting and Truck
(662) 329-5091
201 9th Avenue North
Columbus, MS
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Fabrication and Restoration,Truck Parts

Autozone
(662) 494-4654
505 Highway 45 N
West Point, MS
Services
Auto Parts

Signs & More
(662) 494-9451
1435 Highway 45 N
West Point, MS
Services
Auto Body

North Transmissions 45
(662) 327-1727
Columbus, MS
 
Midas Columbus
(662) 329-2023
2219 Highway 45 North
Columbus, MS
Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 6:00PM, Saturday 8:00AM - 4:00PM, Sunday - Closed

Classic Car Care & Express Lube
(662) 328-7841
806 Highway 45 N
Columbus, MS
Services
Oil Change and Lube

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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