We can’t control Mother Nature, but we can control how prepared your vehicle is for her. Since driving conditions will vary throughout the year we’ve categorized three general types of climates – warm, moderate, and cold – and list the ways in which you can prepare your car for each.

Warm weather

  • Inspect the tires – pressure, tread depth, and condition

  • Consider summer tires over all-season tires

  • Test the battery

  • Review the A/C system

  • Check the oil level

  • Check all fluid levels

  • Check the wipers and exterior lights

  • Check the brake pads and components

  • Inspect the engine air and cabin air filters

moderate weather

  • Inspect the tires – pressure, tread depth, and condition 

  • Consider all-season tires

  • Check the oil level

  • Check all fluid levels

  • Inspect the heating, cooling, and defroster system

  • Test the battery

  • Check the wipers and exterior lights

  • Check the components of the suspension system

  • Check the wheel alignment

  • Check the brake pads and components

cold weather

  • Adjust tire pressure (cold temperatures decrease tire pressure)

  • Check tire tread depth

  • Check the oil level

  • Check all fluid levels

  • Make sure windshield washer fluid is suitable for freezing temps

  • Check the condition of wiper blades and exterior lights

  • Test the battery

  • Check the brake pads and components

  • Check the heating and defroster systems