Tips to Avoid Winter Auto Repars

Nobody wants to take their vehicle into the auto garage. You never really know how much it might end up costing you in the end, but more likely than not it will be at least a few hundred dollars. At All About Insurance Inc, we want to keep your vehicle on the road and you safe, whether you’re driving in Caldwell, ID or anywhere else. By following these general tips, you can avoid costly repairs and even traffic accidents. 

Wash Your Car

Maybe the easiest and most important tip, you need to regularly wash your vehicle, especially in the winter. Over time, the salt used to clear roads of snow and ice will corrode and eat away at the underside of your vehicle, developing rust. This can lead to costly repairs and unnecessary accidents. By washing your vehicle on a regular basis (at least once every other week during the height of winter), you’ll remove the salt. Just make sure to have the undercarriage washed out during the wash. 

Don’t Forget the Filters

Having the oil changed is important. It is the lifeblood of your vehicle. However, when you change out the oil you should also change out all the filters as well. The oil filter prevents dirt and other particles from sticking inside the engine. You should also consider having your air filter replaced as well at this time. Your air filter is easy enough to replace you can do this yourself, but however you do it, the filters keep your vehicle running smoothly. 

Check the Fluids

It is more than just oil. Make sure to check the coolant levels in your vehicle as well. In the winter, parts of your vehicle will contract, which can cause small leaks. This in turn may reduce the amount of coolant you have in your vehicle. Check these levels to keep your vehicle running. 

These are just some of the basic auto tips we have for you at All About Insurance Inc to help keep your Caldwell, ID vehicle running smoothly.