While the Polar Vortex struck much of the country last year, life, for the most part, continued as usual here in Naples, Florida. As the weather continues to spring surprises, a report by Naples News suggests that colder than normal temperatures could even reach us this year. Now, we at DeVoe Cadillac are obviously not meteorologists, so we’ll leave the weather predicting to them. However, in preparation for a potentially colder-than-normal season, we do have some tips on preparing your vehicle for winter.
- Check your tires. As the temperature drops, so will the pressure in your tires. Regularly check that they are filled to the manufacturer’s recommended level (which you’ll find in your owner’s manual or on the side interior panel of the driver’s door) as it will increase their performance and your vehicle’s efficiency.
- Top off your fluids. Windshield washer fluid and antifreeze will be necessary in the winter, especially if the temperature drops below normal. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual to determine the proper solution for your vehicle.
- Keep up with routine maintenance. No matter how cold the weather may or may not get, it’s important to stay on track with your routine vehicle maintenance. This includes scheduling oil changes, replacing windshield wiper blades (it should be done once a year), and washing your car.
We’ll have to wait and see if this winter will bring a Polar Vortex that actually touches us here in Naples. If it does, at least you know your vehicle will be ready.