Vehicle Maintenance Before Winter | Blaine Auto Shop

Oct 17, 2019

Vehicle Maintenance Before Winter | Blaine Auto ShopAt Clark Automotive, we want all of our customers to be safe this winter. While we are here for any repairs your vehicle may need in Blaine, MN, we like to provide all of our residents an opportunity to do vehicle maintenance before winter. At our Blaine auto shop, we believe that taking good care of your vehicle will both increase your vehicle’s lifespan as well as keep you safe throughout our cold, frigid winters. If you are looking to do vehicle maintenance before the winter, let Clark Automotive help get you ready!

Changing Your Oil

Did you know that motor oil tends to thicken when it gets cold? Thicker oil makes it harder for the engine to turn over and many times, it can be a reason that your vehicle is slow to start when you turn it on during cooler temperatures. At Clark Automotive, we will change your oil and take these cold temperatures into consideration as we do it. We will typically use a multi-viscosity oil that is specifically formulated for winter use but also all year round. Not only do we change the oil, we will top it off, replace the oil filter and ensure that everything is flowing smoothly.

Checking your Battery

While we are servicing your vehicle, we go above and beyond to check your battery. Much like the oil, your vehicle’s battery can be affected by colder weather too. Cold temperatures reduce the cranking power, and should you already be low, it’s much less likely that your vehicle will start. We will professionally test your battery and let you know if it’s time to be replaced. Replacing your worn-out battery before the winter allows for the safest ride possible and a much less risk of being stuck out in the cold.

Replacing Wiper Blades

Replacing wiper blades is an afterthought for almost every vehicle owner. However, the impact it makes on your driving is tenfold. Streaks missed expanses of glass, and general wear and tear on the blade itself are all signs that it’s time for a replacement. Manufacturers say that your wiper blades should be replaced every six months. Even if you only choose to do it once a year, doing this before the winter is absolutely the best time.

If you are looking for a Blaine auto shop that performs quality vehicle maintenance before winter, give Clark Automotive a call today. For more information, contact us today at (763) 784-7944.

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