1000 × 326 The holiday season is a happy time for Streamwood and Schaumburg drivers, but the freezing temperatures and icy roads can be tough on your vehicle. Luckily, Elgin Hyundai has created a list of the top cold weather car maintenance tips to ensure that your vehicle stays in great shape all season long. From DIY services to professional care, we'll walk you through the process of how to winterize your car the right way.

Winter Car Accessories

If you're nervous about icy roads and dense blizzards, then the right winter car accessories give you a leg up during tough driving conditions. Take a look at some of our favorite options:

  • Prevent locks from freezing shut with a quick spray of auto lubricant or greaser. Consider adding a spritz to the door hinges as well to make those cold morning commutes a little easier.
  • A set of winter tires can make a huge difference in traction during slick road conditions. These tires were made to grip the roads and deflect water, so you don't have to worry about slipping.
  • Swap your current wiper blades for winter wiper blades to improve your visibility when snow, sleet, and ice are in the forecast.

Winterize Car Tasks

Learning how to winterize your car isn't difficult, so some DIY drivers enjoy taking these winterize car services into their own hands. But if you'd prefer an expert eye, feel free to visit Elgin Hyundai for a full inspection:

  • Battery: Take a look at the terminals to see if any corrosion has developed, and think about getting a battery check during your next service.
  • Fluids: Flush your old oil and wiper fluid and replace them with cold weather formulas. Don't forget to top off your antifreeze!
  • Tires: Test your tread and air pressure every month to ensure that your performance is up to par.

Stay Safe with Elgin Hyundai

At Elgin Hyundai, we want to make sure that our customers stay safe all winter long. Schedule your service today to winterize your car, and we'd be happy to check over every inch of your vehicle! Still have questions? Feel free to contact us or check out our guide to winter car maintenance.

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