Is Your Audi Ready for the Upcoming Winter?Sep 23rd, 2015
How to Winterize Your Audi
Whether we like it or not, winter will soon be upon us. The fall season is the perfect time to start preparing your vehicle for the cold and snow ahead, and there are a few things you’ll want to learn about how to winterize your Audi so that the winter chill doesn’t catch you off guard.
Get the Right Winter Tires for Your Audi
With so many Audi models coming equipped with the impressive quattro permanent drive system, some drivers may forget about winter tires. But you will likely want to take some extra precaution in the winter months by outfitting your vehicle with winter tires.
You can use the link below to find the right winter wheels and tires for your specific Audi model. You can also contact us at Audi Royal Oak and we can help get your vehicle equipped with the tires it needs for winter.
Inspect Your Battery and Perform Basic Maintenance
Taking care of basic maintenance needs never hurts when it comes to preparing for winter, and one thing you will certainly want to make sure you do is have your Audi’s battery inspected. If you’d like, we can have a look at it to make sure it is healthy and in good condition. You never want to be left stranded due to a dead car battery in the middle of winter.
Top Off Your Fluids
In addition to getting basic maintenance needs out of the way, you should also make sure all your fluids are topped off.
Replace Your Wipers
Windshield wipers take a lot of abuse during the winter months due to ice and snow on the windshield. Many drivers will replace their wipers when spring sets in, and it can often be a good idea to get a new set of windshield wipers to prepare for the harsh winter conditions as well.
Pack an Emergency Kit
It is unlikely anything would happen to cause you to be left stranded on the road, but if it does, you’ll be glad you packed an emergency kit. Included in the kit should be blankets, a winter sleeping bag, water, food, some tools, extra winter clothing, a first aid kit, a flashlight, batteries, jumper cables, road flares, matches, a snow shovel and anything else you can think of. Make sure to also have your cell phone with you and charged in case you need to make an emergency call. Also, don’t forget about the Audi 24-Hour Roadside Assistance program.
Now that you’ve heard our tips for how to winterize your Audi, be sure to share with us some of the things you do to prepare for winter in the comments below. When you’re ready to take care of all your pre-winter maintenance needs, be sure to stop into Audi Royal Oak or give us a call at 403-547-5900.