Winter Maintenance Tips

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Kia Winter Maintenance Tips

  Kia Winter Maintenance Tips

Winter Maintenance Tips in Columbus

Winter is coming to the Columbus area. Make sure that your Kia is in top condition. At Germain Kia of Columbus, we help area Kia drivers winterize their vehicles. Here are some top tips to get your car ready for winter driving.

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Important Winter Maintenance Services Available at Germain Kia of Columbus

  • Brake Inspection - Good braking is critical in snow and ice. Check to see if your braking distance remains at a reasonable distance. Additionally, have our certified Acura technicians inspect your brakes to ensure they are ready for the winter.
  • Tire Inspection - Winter can bring snow and ice to Columbus roads. Be sure your tires have the proper amount of tread. Also, be sure to check for any punctures on the tread and any rips on the sidewall. You should also take the opportunity to check tire pressure levels. Finally, you may want to consider switching over to winter tires.
  • Battery Test & Inspection - Avoid getting stuck on the side of the road with a dead battery in the winter. Check your battery and your battery terminals for any signs of corrosion. Corrosion will appear as orange and green stains. Also, check for any dim lights. Dim interior or exterior lights are a sign of a dying battery.
  • Check/Replace Engine Coolant & Antifreeze - Now is an excellent time to check your engine coolant and antifreeze. Auto experts recommend that your vehicle’s engine coolant should be changed after the first 60,000 miles and every 30,000 miles after that. Antifreeze should be changed every 24 to 36 months.
  • Check Your Wiper Blades - The chances are that your vehicle’s wiper blades will be put to the test during the winter. If you notice any peeling rubber from your wiper blades, then be sure to have them replaced right away. Also, look for bent blades.
  • HVAC Inspection - Ensure that your cabin remains nice and warm during the winter months by inspecting your vehicle’s HVAC system to ensure it is blowing warm air. Also, you will want to take this opportunity to inspect the vehicle’s defroster, steering wheel warmers, and seat warmers.
  • Windshield Crack & Chip Inspection - Windshield chips and cracks can expand during the winter. Take the time to repair any chips or cracks on your vehicle’s windshield. Our service center offers fast windshield repair service.
  • Prepare a Roadside Safety Kit - Be prepared for anything. Make sure that your vehicle has a roadside safety kit. You can purchase a fully prepared kit that includes hazard signs, flares, and a first aid kit.

Getting Your Car Ready for Winter

Make sure that your Acura is ready for the winter. Visit Germain Kia of Columbus for certified service for your Acura vehicle. You can make an appointment online or by phone. Visit us to see why drivers in Dublin, West Jefferson, Grove City, and Hilliard trust us for Kia service.

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