The seasons are once again changing, and that means it’s time to make sure your car is in tip-top shape! Help avoid car troubles this winter season and consider following these five steps to help prepare your car for the seasonal changes:
Step 1: Change your oil. If you haven’t had your FIAT’s oil changed recently, consider doing so now. While Florida temperatures tend to remain mild, during cooler temperatures, thinner synthetic oil may be ideal, as it flows faster through an auto’s engine.
Step 2: Check your tires. This includes tire pressure and tread. Reference your FIAT’s manual to ensure your tires are properly inflated and have good traction.
Step 3: Ensure your brakes are fully functioning. One of the most, if not the most important safety feature on your FIAT would be the brakes. Visit Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel, or your local FIAT dealership, to have your brakes fully inspected.
Step 4: Replace windshield wipers if necessary. It’s recommended to replace your windshield wiper blades every other season – spring and winter. If you notice your wipers have started to wear and tear, it’s time to invest in a new pair.
Step 5: Check your coolant. If you plan on traveling to cooler climates this winter, be sure your car’s coolant contains a 50/50 mixture. This mixture will help avoid any freezing.
Going through these five steps will improve the functionality of your FIAT and help you keep yourself and loved ones safe from car troubles this season.
Schedule your next service appointment with Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel online or call (888) 713-8650.