Mitsubishi Service 101: Time to Winterize Your Car!

December 11th, 2023 by

Cars driving in snowstorm

Midwestern winters are harsh, long, and completely unpredictable. To make sure you’re ready for what’s ahead, take these steps, then come into O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal and have our Mitsubishi service team perform a complete tune-up today!

Put Together an Emergency Kit

An emergency kit can be a literal lifesaver in tough winter conditions. We suggest assembling a first aid kit or buying one from our Mitsubishi parts department. While you’re here, shop for other essentials like jumper cables and flares, and don’t forget a cell phone charger or battery bank in case of a power outage or other emergency.

Switch to Winter Tires

Drivers in warmer climates may be able to stick with all-season tires all year round, but for a Midwestern winter, you should consider getting winter tires. Winter tires give you a better grip when driving over ice, snow, and slush, making them a great aid during the colder months. In addition, unlike typical tires, winter tires resist damage from seasonal temperature fluctuations, giving them better and safer performance in extreme conditions.

Install Winter Wipers

Your windshield wipers have to work their hardest during the winter. Pushing all that heavy snow to the side can wear out wipers intended primarily for clearing away rain, so it may be a good idea to switch them out during the snowy season. The wipers will put a little more strain on your wiper motor, so make sure to switch them back out when spring comes.

Winterize Your Car at O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal Today

To be fully prepared for the winter season, bring your car to O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal today. The expert service team at our Normal Mitsubishi dealership will get you ready for the coming weather in no time so you can drive safer all season long!