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5 Tips to Prepare Your Car for Winter in Bartlesville, OK

5 Tips to Prepare Your Car for Winter in Bartlesville, OK

It’s that time of year again -- leaves are falling and temperatures are dropping. Here at Patriot Auto Group we want to help you make sure your vehicle is ready for the coming season. Keep reading for five simple ways to prepare for winter! 

Test Cabin Heating and Window Defroster

You don’t want to find out that your heating system is broken or that your defroster has seen better days when its already below zero and you have to get to work. Now is the ideal time to take a few minutes and test both of these systems. You should be able to tell right away if the cabin heat is working, but be sure to turn it all the way for at least a minute to make sure it is getting warm enough to combat winter temperatures. If you can hear the sound of air moving through the vents but it doesn't feel warm, stop by one of our Service Departments. The window defroster can be a little more difficult to test, so choose a moderately chilly morning or evening and look for signs of condensation or fog on the windshield. 

Schedule a Battery Test and Multi-Point Inspection

Colder temperatures cause your vehicle’s battery to work twice as hard, so you want to make sure it has enough power to withstand the extra effort. Whether you drive a Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram, the battery will not last forever. In most cases, you’ll start to see power levels drop at roughly the three year mark, so if you know it has been about that long since you either purchased your vehicle or had the battery replaced, we highly recommend scheduling a quick battery test. In just a few minutes our technicians can you let know if you’ll be good for the next few months or if it’s time to purchase a new one. The good news is that all of our locations have a great selection of batteries in stock and we can install it right away! We also reccomend a multi-point inspection as give us the chance to a thorugh look at the essentials under the hood.

Create An Emergency Preparation Kit 

Although you should ideally have an emergency kit in your vehicle at all times, it becomes especially important during the winter. Having a few essentials can make a big difference if the unexpected happens and you find yourself stranded during cold weather. Some of the key items we suggest include disposable hand warmers, an extra set of gloves, a warm blanket, flares, a small shovel, and a flashlight. Snacks, such as trail mix, are also good to have. For those who do keep these items in their vehicle all year round, take a few moments to make sure you the batteries in the flashlight work, that you have enough hand warmers, and consider adding a few snacks. Jumper cables are also vital, as we mentioned above that having your battery die occurs much more often in the winter. 

Now that you have five tips to prepare your car for winter in Bartlesville, OK, schedule a visit at one of our Service Departments! We have several convenient locations in Oklahoma, so find the one that’s closest to you and experience our expert service.


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