shutterstock_39705241Winter is coming and it’s time to prepare yourself for the cold.  As we are pulling out our winter gear for ourselves, hats, coats, ect., now is the perfect time to remember your cars needs some extra protection from the elements too. When I was growing up, my dad always took care of winterizing my car.  I always assumed he just changed a few things on his own, so I could go on my merry way.  Later I found he was actually taking my car to our Buick cars parts and service department.   “You wouldn’t go to a dermatologist about your cholesterol, would ya?” That was what he would tell me when I questioned him about not taking my Buick cars to a regular mechanic shop.  Let the experts take care of you.

The type of oil you need for an oil change is different when the temps start dropping.  In order to insure you are getting the correct type of oil, your parts and service department will take care of you, and make sure you are getting the best type of oil for the temps outside.

Then there is the battery.  Ever had a car not start in the cold months due to a dead battery.  Oh yeah there’s nothing like trying to start your car and realizing uh oh my battery is dead. Oh and I forgot my jumper cables.  Make sure those are packed in your trunk.  Your Buick cars parts and service department can check your battery to make sure none of the wires are corroded, for cracks and breaks, and if the manufacture date says it is getting old.  Old batteries like old humans tend to lose a charge.

Don’t forget your windshield wiper fluid.  Ever been behind a semi kicking up frozen yuck and can’t get your wipers to actually remove the nastiness, then you understand the importance of good wiper fluid.  Once again refer to your parts and service department.  Certain wiper fluids can actually damage the paint on your car.

The easiest thing for any person to do is just to take your car down to your local Buick cars dealer and let them handle all the joys of winterizing your car for you.  They may have even more advice.  Before it gets too cold, visit your Thunder Bay certified Buick cars parts and service department.