Prepping Your Ford for the CO Winter
Brought to you by Columbine Ford
Colorado is known for a lot of things, but one thing that precedes this beautiful state is the notorious winter. Anyone who comes to Colorado will immediately start asking the question of how bad the winters are, and how anyone who lives here deals with them. At Columbine Ford, we are well aware of just how challenging the winters here can be, but if you and your vehicle are properly prepared, they don’t have to stand in the way and your ability to enjoy your life, no matter how deep the snow gets. Down below we are going to be going through a few major ways that you can get your Ford ready for what a Colorado winter will bring you. It never hurts to be overprepared, but no worries, if you need extra help, our service center is here for you to take advantage of!
Some common knowledge that most people are aware of is how brutal winters can be on car batteries. If you know that your battery is on the older side, or if you have had issues with it in the past, it might be time to completely replace your battery, just to save yourself the trouble. However, if your battery is fairly new, it’s still important to let a professional look over the fluid and cables to make sure that everything is functioning as it should. We’ve all had to jump a car at some point, but it would be nice to make it through a winter without that issue sneaking up on you, especially at the worst time.
Between the tire treads and the tire pressure, making sure that your tires are in good condition and properly inflated is key to your winter experience. When it comes to tire treads, you want to make sure that they are not worn out, which you can easily check with the penny test. Tread is key to getting traction, which you need a lot of when it comes to ice and snow. Furthermore, you do not want to be driving around with underinflated tires, or even overinflated tires. Check your owner’s manual to figure out where your PSI should be at. If you need new tires, you know where to find us!
This might be a little obvious, but if you’ve had problems with your heater in the past, then you’ll want to get this fixed before winter fully sets in. We can’t think of anything more uncomfortable than living in Colorado with a vehicle that doesn’t have working heat. You and your passengers deserve to stay warm, and at Columbine Ford, our professionals in our service center can help make sure that your heat is working the way it should be.
Having functioning wiper blades that don’t leave streaks behind is an important aspect of your winter experience. You need to be able to see out of your front windshield, and if your wiper blades are not providing you with the right amount of visibility then it’s time to change them. Many people suggest changing your wiper blades every six months, and while that might not always be the case, try to remember when the last time you changed them was.
Winter Ready at Columbine Ford
At our service center at Columbine Ford, we will be able to help you get your Ford ready for everything that a Colorado winter can throw at it. Whether it’s fixing your heater, getting you new tires, or inspecting your battery, we would love to help you out! Schedule an appointment with us today and let’s conquer winter together.