Winterize Your Vehicle

Keep the Cold Weather and Snow at Bay by Winterizing Your Ford Vehicle

When the winter months hit, you prepare yourself by getting out the warm gloves and hats and donning your big, fluffy coats to ward off the cold. Your car deserves the same level of prep which is why the service team at Gerald Ford Inc. is happy to provide some tips on how to winterize your vehicle and prepare for whatever comes your way.

Tips On How to Winterize Your Ford Vehicles

There are some pretty easy steps to follow to ready your vehicle for the worst the winter has to throw at you. Our service team recommends utilizing all of them to fully prepare for anything, and they include:

  • Installing Snow Tires: Snow tires are designed to provide better traction and control on snowy and icy roads. Without them, you might compromise your ability to steer and find yourself sliding off the side of the road.
  • Check Your Tire Pressure: Tires that aren't inflated properly can affect your ability to control around turns, and they can also help reduce tire wear.
  • Check Your Battery: Cold weather can be tough on your car's battery. It can take more power to get the engine started, so ensure your battery is fully charged and ready to go.
  • Keep Your Wiper Blades Updated and Refill Your Wiper Fluid: Being able to see is important, so having new wipers will help keep the road ahead clear, especially when snow and salt start to accumulate on your windshield. Ensure that your wiper fluid is also rated for freezing temperatures.
  • Check Your Fluid Levels: Winter can be tough on all your fluids. Keep an eye on your coolant and make sure that everything is topped off every time you take your vehicle out.
  • Make Sure Your Heater and Windshield Defroster are Working Properly: Winter can be a challenge, especially when the ice builds up on your windows and makes it hard to see. Keep you and your passengers toasty even in the coldest temperatures, so test your heater and defroster to make sure they work efficiently.

There are plenty of ways to get ready for the winter months. Bring your Ford in for service at our Ford dealership, and we'll make sure everything is in proper order before the worst of the winter weather hits!

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Gerald Ford North Aurora

208 Hansen Boulevard
Directions North Aurora, IL 60542

  • Sales: (630) 907-3100
  • Service: (630) 401-8215
  • Parts: (630) 381-7779


  • Monday 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Thursday 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Friday 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Saturday 7:00AM-3:00PM
  • Sunday Closed
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