Getting your car ready for winter in Massachusetts is essential in keeping you safe and ensuring your car is in tip-top shape. Nissan tire pressure monitors take care of some of the tasks for you, as they constantly measure tire pressure and alert you when it’s high or low, but there are several other tasks you can complete to ensure your car is ready for the winter.
Check Your Antifreeze
Antifreeze is essential for any Massachusetts winter. You’ll need to make sure that the level is full and that your mixture is correct. It should be essentially 50% water and 50% antifreeze. You can purchase a tester to test for yourself, or have an auto service station take care of it for you.
Inspect Your Tires
Even if you have the newest Nissan tire pressure monitor, you still need to check the tread depth on your tires. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Board, you should have at least 2/32” of depth. Once again, you can do this yourself or you can have the professionals take a look.
Replace Your Windshield Wipers
Many people don’t realize how essential their windshield wipers are – especially in the winter. If your area uses salt to clear the roads, then you likely know that salt ends up on your car. It can be quite stubborn to remove from your windshield if you don’t have strong wipers. It’s also much easier for you to change them yourself when it’s warmer. And while you’re at it – check your windshield wiper fluid as well.
Pre-Winter is a Great Time for Regular Maintenance
There are numerous things you should have inspected at least once a year, and pre-winter is as good a time as any to take care of them. Your battery posts should be cleaned, your spark plugs should be inspected, your brakes should be checked, and regular oil changes are a must.
To get your Winter Maintenance Check, visit your local Nissan service center in Boston today, or click the button below. Have a safe and happy winter season!
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