Quick Tips to Winterize Your Vehicle Here in the Sandwich IL Area

Now that the weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter, it's easy to forget to winterize your Ford car, truck, or SUV in time. Thankfully, the Service Center team at Gjovik Ford will make sure that your life is made easier this winter. We'll help you get your vehicle ready for winter, no matter if you have a brand-new Ford or something that's been in the family for years here in the Yorkville area.

There are many things you can do to take care of your Ford all winter long, from changing your tires over, to replacing your brakes, and oil changes, there are many things you can do to get ready for the long winters here in the Oswego area.


Gjovik Ford Inc.

2600 U.S. Rte. 34 East
Directions Sandwich, IL 60548

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How to Get Ready for Winter

Winters here in the Sandwich IL area can be brutal, but you can make it easy when you follow these quick steps to ensure that you enjoy winter even more. We have years of experience to ensure that you get your vehicle ready for winter quickly and easily, so don't wait to schedule your next appointment.

Check out our quick winter service tips to get your Ford ready for winter:

Change Your Tires

Having the right set of tires can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying your winter here in the Plano area. We always recommend that our drivers switch to winter-rated tires, even if your vehicle has four- or all-wheel drive. Winter tires are made specifically to remain flexible even during freezing temperatures, so you can drive with confidence, all winter long.

Check Your Windshield Wipers

You need to be able to see clearly, even when salt, ice, and snow are being kicked up on to the windshield. Just like with tires, having proper wiper blades will ensure that you don't have to worry about seeing clearly even in heavy snowfall. Old and damaged wiper blades won't clear your windshield quickly, so it's important to change them before winter hits to ensure you can drive while seeing clearly all around Sandwich IL.

Wash Your Car

You might not think of this as an important winter service tip, but with salt and dirt constantly being kicked up on your car, it's important to wash it away. Salt can rust your vehicles crucial components and cause unnecessary damage, especially when it's so easy to stop by the car wash and rinse it all away. You can easily avoid rust and damage with regular car washes, and when you add it into your routine, it's easy to remember.

Check Your Fluid Levels

From antifreeze to washer fluid and everything in between, it's important to make sure that all of your vehicle's fluids are at the proper level. Plus, you can choose winter-specific fluids like your washer fluid, antifreeze, and more and they will help ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly and you see clearly.

Antifreeze, also known as coolant, serves two main jobs for your vehicle, the first of which is that it keeps your engine from freezing during the winter, as well as keeping your engine cool during hot summer months. Either way, your vehicle needs antifreeze and the appropriate levels, so you don't have to worry about any little thing this winter.

Check Your Battery

Your battery is essential to ensure that your vehicle runs like it should, is having a battery that is powerful enough and has a healthy charge to ensure that you can avoid getting stuck with a dead battery. Now that it's getting colder, you should have your battery checked before winter hits so that you can be sure that you won't be stuck with a dead battery or a vehicle that's slow to start on cold winter mornings.

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