Fall and winter maintenance hints
Fall and winter season upkeep tips
Fall and winter upkeep hints
Engine oil (level, colour) keep in mind winter season engine idling is difficult on the oil
Coolant (level, concentration of antifreeze, condition) depends where you live -45 celcius or -50 F is a good level.
Transmission (fluid level, condition, leaks?) Has it been serviced recently? Is the colour of the fluid nice and red and how does it smell (ie: burned smell?)
Power guiding fluid (level, condition) Like transmission: examine odor and colour.
Belts & hose pipe (condition) check for crackes and/or torn belts. Tubes and clamps, look for cracks and leakages
Battery and battery cables (charge level, condition, deterioration) keep the battery secures clean
Stimulate plug wires (loose, harmed?) when was the last tune-up? Vehicles are more difficult to begin in the winter
Air filter- make certain to consult a light, if the light shines through the filter it is OKAY, clean filter by tapping versus a wall
Windscreen washer fluid- make certain to set up winter washer fluids. (you don’t desire a strong block of ice in your washer)
Under the Car
Exhaust system (leaks, damage)——- exhaust fumes can kill!!!!!!
Steering (loose, worn or damaged parts) How much free-play in your steeringwheel?
Suspension (ball joints, shocks, struts, springs) These parts can fall apart and you’ll have no steering
Trip height (ground clearance) try to find broken exhaust pipes, mufler hanging down
Motor installs (inspect bushings for rips, cracks, breaks) These are harder to check, expect excesive engine movement.
Outside the Cars and truck
Wiper blades (condition) winter blades prefered, these blades wont plug-up with snow and ice.(keeps the blade flat
All lights (proper operation, angle of beam) include fog and driving lights
Tires (crucial) your life rides on these. All Wheel Drives (AWD) ALL 4 TIRES … Same size and exact same brand name!
Studded snowtires Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Studded tires all around, (this should avoid the backend of you vehicle attempting to pass you on an icy roadway)
Inside the Car
Brake pedal (tightness) if you have a spongy pedal you might have air in the system or worse brakepads and/or shoes used.
Brake and cautioning lights (bulb check) when you initially begin the lorry these bulbs must light up for a couple of seconds
Heating system (proper operation) Often heater cores plug-up and you wont have enough flow to heat inside or proper defrost
Front and rear defrosters (appropriate operation) Rear window is electric, are all grids working?