Winter Weather Prep

Mercedes-Benz of Ann Arbor Can Help Prepare Your Car for Winter

Ready to get your vehicle ready for the frigid temperatures and inclement conditions of Michigan winters? Come work with the service center here at Mercedes-Benz of Ann Arbor near Ypsilanti.

The winter months of the upper Midwest can be punishing and brutal for automobiles of all kinds. Sub-freezing temperatures, icy roads, heaps of snow, and potholes can adversely affect your car's performance and safety. But with proper maintenance ahead of time, you can be as prepared as possible for the conditions.

Mercedes-Benz of Ann Arbor is ready to take care of a variety of services that can get your vehicle ready for winter.

Tire Care

Few factors affect winter vehicle performance like your tires. Without proper tires or tire care, you may end up with less than ideal performance or even dangerous circumstances.

First and foremost, you'll want to make sure that your tires are in good condition. Have your technician check each tire's tread depth and overall condition and age. If the tread depth is low or the rubber is old, your technician may recommend installing a new set. Running worn out tires in winter conditions can be dangerous.

If your tires are in decent condition, it's important to make sure they're filled properly. Our service crew can quickly check tire pressure at all four corners and make adjustments as needed. After all, as temperatures fall, tire pressure tends to drop.

Finally, if you run summer, sport, or even all-season tires during the warmer months, you may want to consider opting for a set of winter tires. Winter tires are designed with rubber compounds that retain grip better in colder temperatures and have tread patterns that are designed to get better traction in snow and ice.

Addressing Fluid

Topping off and changing fluids before winter is an important part of your maintenance plan. Frigid temperatures can cause issues for your car if your fluids aren't properly filled.

For starters, you'll want to make sure your car is current with its antifreeze service needs. Antifreeze plays a crucial role in maintaining proper engine temperature and requires changing at regular intervals. You'll also want to make sure you're caught up on your vehicle's oil change needs.

Wiper Blades and Fluid

Visibility can be an issue for many drivers experiencing winter conditions near Saline and Jackson. Snow, ice, sleet, and mud can cover your windshield in moments. That's why we recommend installing a fresh set of wiper blades at the start of the season. This simple step ensures that you'll be able to clear debris from your windshield when you need to do so. Topping off wiper fluid is a smart move as well.

Battery Test and Installation

Freezing temperatures can drastically diminish the performance of car batteries. If your battery is running low on charge, it may be at risk of going dead this winter. To avoid getting stranded, we recommend having your battery tested and changed if necessary, ahead of winter's arrival.

Schedule Your Winter Prep Appointment with Mercedes-Benz of Ann Arbor

Mercedes-Benz of Ann Arbor is more than prepared to get your vehicle ready for winter road conditions. Contact us today to schedule your appointment at our service center near Ann Arbor.