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Winterize Your Ride: Car Care Tips

Keep Your Car Safe this Winter with Hires Automotive Center

Winter in Fort Wayne can be breathtakingly beautiful, with its pristine snow blankets and frost-laden trees. But for drivers, it poses some significant challenges. The plummeting temperatures, icy roads, and snowy conditions require vehicles to be in their best shape to handle the winter months effectively.

Thankfully, the experts at Hires Automotive Center have you covered with two locations to serve you! Drawing on years of experience serving the Fort Wayne community, we’ve compiled essential winter car care tips to keep your vehicle running smoothly:


Check Your Battery

Cold temperatures can be particularly harsh on batteries. Hires recommends having your battery checked to ensure it has enough strength to withstand winter’s chill. A weak battery may leave you stranded on a cold morning.


Switch to Winter Tires

Winter tires provide enhanced traction on snowy and icy surfaces. If you haven’t already, consider switching to winter tires, especially if you often drive in heavy snow conditions.


Maintain Fluid Levels

From antifreeze to wiper fluid, ensuring all fluids are at their optimal levels is essential. Hires Automotive Center can provide a complete fluid check and refill service to prepare your car for the season.


Brake Inspection

Wet and icy roads demand fully functional brakes. Schedule a brake check at Hires to ensure you have the stopping power you need for unpredictable winter roads.


Windshield and Wipers

A clear view is crucial during snowfall. Replace worn-out wipers and consider using a winter-specific windshield washer fluid. Also, ensure your defrosters are working correctly.


Emergency Kit

Our experts suggest always carrying an emergency kit in your car during winter. This kit should include items like a flashlight, jumper cables, a blanket, gloves, a snow shovel, and some non-perishable snacks.


Regular Service

Winter can exacerbate existing issues. Regular servicing at Hires Automotive Center ensures your vehicle remains in top condition, minimizing the risk of winter-related problems.


Clean and Protect

Salt used on roads can damage your car’s exterior. Regularly washing your car and applying a protective wax can shield it from corrosive effects.


In Fort Wayne, winter is inevitable, but car troubles don’t have to be. With these expert tips from Hires Automotive Center, you can confidently cruise through the season, knowing your car is winter-ready. And if you ever need professional assistance, our trusted team at Hires is just a call away. Stay safe and warm on the roads this winter!


For car care advice and supplies you need, call Hire’s Automotive Center at (260) 489-5734. Check us out on Facebook for our latest updates and more winter car care tips.