Winter Car Maintenance and Preparation Yankton SD

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

Graham Tire Of Yankton
(605) 665-4406
103 W 4th St
Yankton, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Tires Retail, Cars Service & Repair, Wheels & Tires Service & Repair
Products
Auto, Truck, Farm

Harding Glass
(605) 665-3616
907 Broadway Avenue
Yankton, SD
Services
Auto Glass Repair

OReilly Auto Parts
(605) 665-1453
2209 Broadway Avenue
Yankton, SD
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Clutch Repair

Allseason Power Sports
(605) 665-5216
3609 W 8th Street
Yankton, SD
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Napa Auto Parts
(605) 665-4494
1007 Broadway Avenue
Yankton, SD
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Clutch Repair

Graham Tire Of Yankton
(605) 665-4406
103 W 4th St
Yankton, SD
Services
Brake Repair,Retail Tire

Greggs Automotive
(605) 665-8683
606 E 8th Street
Yankton, SD
Services
AC and Heating Repair

Road King Inc
(605) 665-5281
30091 Us Highway 81
Yankton, SD
Services
Trailer Repair

Cox Auto Supply
(605) 665-4494
1007 Broadway Avenue
Yankton, SD
Services
AC and Heating Repair

Hedahls Parts Plus
(605) 665-3712
308 Capitol Street
Yankton, SD
Services
Auto Repair,Clutch Repair,Engine Repair

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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