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12/19/2018
Keeping up with car maintenance will ensure your vehicle doesn't let you down this season. To start your winter maintenance on the right note, pay some extra attention to your car's fluids.

These Fluids Will Keep Your Car in Shape This Winter

Whether you're planning a winter road trip or sticking to your daily commute to and from work, you will want to be sure your car won't leave you stranded on a cold night. To be sure this won't happen you'll have to perform a bit of winter maintenance. Checking up on your car's fluids is the perfect place to start. Not sure what to check on? This post from AMSOIL Dealer Dwight Smith is the perfect guide.

Check on Your Brake Fluid

Your brakes are vital for your safety during any season of the year, but during the winter, functioning brakes may be even more crucial. Since the winter roads tend to be more slick and dangerous, functioning brakes can make all the difference. Checking on your brake fluid can let you know how things are looking overall. Since your brake fluid is in a closed system, it really shouldn't fluctuate in terms of its level. If your brake fluid has significantly decreased, this can mean you have a leak or another issue. If this is the case, your brakes won't be able to do their job properly. Before you come across any serious issues, take your car into the shop to get checked out by a professional.

Get an Oil Change

The cold winter weather is known to cause certain fluids to freeze, but this isn't the case with your motor oil. Your oil won't freeze but it can become thick and sluggish. As the cold weather causes your oil to get thicker and thicker, it will also start to flow through your engine more slowly. This means that your engine can be left unprotected, especially during cold starts. To prevent the damages this can cause to your engine, invest in an oil that will keep your engine well protected no matter how cold it gets outside. A synthetic oil is a great option because these types of oils are formulated to hold onto their properties no matter how extreme the conditions get this winter. Now that you're ready to give your car a synthetic oil change, be sure to use the best synthetic oil on the market. To find the right oil for your vehicle, contact AMSOIL Dealer Dwight Smith at (702) 561-3706. They will be happy to help you find the right products for your needs. You can also check out AMSOIL's full range of products by visiting their online shop. For your winter needs, check out AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil.

Top off Your Coolant

Your car's coolant helps regulate the temperatures under the hood so that your car is able to operate at its ideal running temperature. If you're running low on this fluid it can cause your car to overheat. This isn't just bad news for your cooling system, it can also lead to serious engine troubles. To prevent these types of issues, make a little bit of time to check on your coolant. All you have to do is pop open your hood when your engine is cool, locate your coolant reservoir, open it up, and check your level of coolant. If you're running low, simply top it off with more of the same fluid. Some cars use a mix of soft water with coolant, but be careful about how much water you add to it this season. Subzero temperatures can cause the water to freeze, leading to other issues in your cooling system.

Check on Your Transmission Fluid

Keeping your transmission well maintained will be a huge plus in the long run for your car and your wallet. If you want to check on it this winter, start by checking on your transmission fluid.  If your transmission is sealed, you'll need the help of a professional to get to it. Transmission fluid changes are recommended every 30,000 miles, so if you're nowhere near this then you don't have to worry about this too much yet. Once you get to your transmission fluid, it should be reddish in color and smell slightly sweet. If it smells burnt or is more brown than red, now is a good time to change it.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change in Ann Arbor This Winter

Don't let the winter cold affect your engine's health. Give your car a synthetic oil change in Ann Arbor to keep it well protected through the season. Contact AMSOIL Dealer, Dwight Smith at (702) 561-3706 to find all of the best AMSOIL Oil products for your vehicle.
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