Have you felt that chill in the air this morning? It won’t be long before we feel nothing but chilly temperatures in the Chicagoland area. While you may have gotten out your sweaters and other winter clothing, you need to think about preparing your car for colder temperatures. The Jaguar service center at Jaguar Northfield has some advice for you.

Check Your Windshield Wipers and Fluid

In our neck of the woods, windshield wipers can really take a beating, which is why they don’t last that long against winter weather. If your pair leaves streaks, now is the time to get a new set before they have to deal with the really rough precipitation. You should also make sure that you have enough wiper fluid, and perhaps also consider keeping a bottle in your vehicle.

Examine Your Tires

Your tires are your last line of defense when driving, so you have to be sure that they are in great condition when roads become slick. First, look at the treads to ensure that they are deep enough to supply good traction. Then check the pressure. If it’s too low, add air to the correct level because underinflated tires can be dangerous to drive on.

Test Your Battery

Your battery plays a major role in starting your car, which is why it has to have plenty of power. Older car batteries can struggle and lose charge in cold weather, so you should have yours tested to find out how much life is left. If it’s getting low, you can have it replaced so you won’t need to worry about it leaving you in the cold.

Jaguar Northfield Will Get Your Car Ready for Winter

Does your car need any of these service tasks? Get in touch with our Jaguar dealership in Northfield, IL, to make an appointment. We also offer the option of having your car picked up and returned when the work is done. Contact us today!