Winter Maintenace Tips From Courvelle Toyota In Lafayette LA

Louisiana isn't known for its blustery winter weather, but that doesn't mean it's still important to take care of your vehicle in the winter. While snow and freezing temperatures aren't the norm here, winter weather can still do a number on your car. That's why it's important to keep these winter car maintenance tips in mind, and continue to focus on keeping your car in running shape all year round.


Check Your Battery

Cold temperatures can affect your car battery's efficiency, causing it to reduce its cranking power. Even though the temperatures typically don't drop below freezing in Opelousas, the beginning of winter is still a prime time to make sure your battery is in working order. Give it a clean, ensuring all rust is removed from the terminals and that your connecting wires are in good shape. Also, you can get your battery professionally tested to ensure it won't leave you stranded on the side of the road later in the year. If your battery is more than five years old, then it's time for you to consider replacing it with a new one.


Get New Windshield Wipers

Visibility is important when you're driving. Your windshield wipers go a long way towards ensuring you can easily see what's happening around you when you're behind the wheel. That's why it's important for you to change out your wipers every six months, especially before winter comes around. That way, you can fight the rain, potential snow dustings, and road grime that tends to attach itself to your car's windshield. Also, make sure you top off your windshield wiper cleaning fluid for use during the winter, too.


Consider Your Tires

Colder temperatures tend to affect your tires' pressure levels, so make sure you check your tires regularly. Keep their pressure levels within the recommended range, which can be found in your car's owner's manual or your car's driver's side door jamb. Throughout the year, you should also make sure that you have the best traction possible out on the road. You can do this by checking your tire treads with the Penny Test. Simply insert a penny with Abraham Lincoln's head down. If you can see the top of his head, then it's time for you to invest in a new pair of tires. Because we don't get a lot of winter weather, investing in new all-season tires for your vehicle is a good idea.

Visit Courvelle Toyota for all your maintenance and service needs. No matter the weather, we'll make sure your vehicle is protected and ready for the road ahead.


Courvelle Toyota

4127 I-49 South Service Road
Directions Opelousas, LA 70570

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