It is that time of year again when you have to go into your closet and dust off your coats, hats, and mittens. Winter is here. And while this time of year brings about thoughts of playing in the snow and drinking warm hot chocolate, it is also a time when most automobile owners start thinking about winterizing their cars. And Land Rover owners are no different.
If you want to stay safe and ensure that your Land Rover is able to stay in peak condition this year, there are a few things that you will need to do before the snow hits the roadways. Keep reading to learn how to properly winterize your Land Rover this year.
Check the Lights
The days are shorter, and the nights are longer in the winter. Also, winter brings a lot of rain, snow, and sleet. When driving in any of these conditions, you will need to use your headlights. This is why most people use their headlights more in the winter than they do in the summer. It is important to check your headlights, taillights, daytime running lights, and brake lights. If you notice that any of the lights are out, make arrangements to have the bulb replaced immediately.
Equip Your Land Rover with Winter Tires
Winter tires are specifically designed to handle extremely cold temperatures. They feature thicker tread than other tires, and they are also made of thicker rubber which helps the tire to grip the road better when it is covered with snow and ice. If you plan on driving through Quebec, the law requires that all vehicles are equipped with Snow Tires from December through March. In the rest of the country, it is strongly encouraged that all drivers put snow tires onto their vehicles in the winter.
Check the Battery
The cold weather sometimes can have a negative effect on your battery. Because the oil in your car is thicker, your engine will sometimes require more power to get it cranked. Because of this, your battery can get out through a lot of strain in the winter.
Before the weather gets too cold outside, you should have your battery checked out by a professional technician. They will be able to check the voltage of the battery to ensure that it is going to be able to last throughout the winter. They can also check to see if there is any corrosion around the posts or any other imperfections.
Fill Up the Fluids
It is important that your Land Rover has plenty of antifreeze or coolant. Check the radiator to ensure that there are no cracks or breaks in the system. Also, you will want to make sure that your gas tank stays filled during the winter. This will help in case there is an accident on the roadways, and you get caught in traffic.
Get Your Land Rover ready for the Winter Today
If you need help getting your Land Rover winterized, feel free to contact us today. Our experienced service department can inspect your Land Rover and also give you advice about how to keep your vehicle in peak condition during the winter.