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Big Lake Automotive

19868 172nd St
Big Lake, MN 55309

Fall is here in all its splendor, but the cold days of winter are just around the corner! It’s important that your vehicle is up to the challenge of hazardous winter driving conditions! Preventative vehicle maintenance is important in any season, but your checklist for winter auto repair services should have your attention. Discuss any necessary auto repair with your mechanic so that you don’t experience a breakdown out in the cold.

Checklist of Auto Repair Services for winter:

  1. Winter wipers – winter wipers are heavier than regular wipers with special rubber, designed so that ice doesn’t collect on them. Replace them when spring arrives to prevent burning out the wiper motor.
  2. Winter/Snow tires – If you do a lot of driving on snow, it’s worth the cost to install winter tires for safer driving. These tires provide better traction in snow, using special rubber compounds engineered to resist hardening in cold temperatures. Just in case, keep chains in the trunk and know how to install them.
  3. Keep the washer fluid reservoir full – When driving in snow and ice, you will use a lot of windshield washer fluid. Choose the kind that contains antifreeze to keep it from freezing in the reservoir.
  4. Emergency kit – In addition to your usual emergency kit of tools, jumper cable and jack, cell phone charger, flashlight and batteries, and flares, be sure to add an ice scraper, bag of sand and a shovel, extra antifreeze, blankets, and extra warm clothing and boots, plus snacks and water.
  5. Keep the tank full – A full fuel tank can help prevent gas line freeze ups. And, if you get stranded, your engine may be the only thing to keep you warm until help arrives.
  6. Make sure window defrosters (both front and rear windows) are in good working order – Being unable to see, either in front of you or behind you creates hazardous driving conditions.
  7. Keep up with regular vehicle maintenance – This is the most crucial precaution for safe winter driving. Ask your mechanic to make sure that everything on the vehicle maintenance schedule has been taken care of. Read your owner’s manual if you’re unsure of what is needed. If anything goes bad during winter, you could be stranded in a very cold place for a very long time.

A Word to the Wise: If road advisories are in effect because of bad roads, stay home if at all possible. Don't risk an accident!

Looking for quality auto repair? Contact our ASE-Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about our auto repair services and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and the surrounding areas.

The first step in emergency auto repair to find out what it means to get your car ready for winter. Check with the experts about auto repair services for your car.

Fall is here in all its splendor, but the cold days of winter are just around the corner! It’s important that your vehicle is up to the challenge of hazardous winter driving conditions! Preventative vehicle maintenance is important in any season, but your checklist for winter auto repair services should have your attention. Discuss any necessary auto repair with your mechanic so that you don’t experience a breakdown out in the cold.

Checklist of Auto Repair Services for winter:

  1. Winter wipers – winter wipers are heavier than regular wipers with special rubber, designed so that ice doesn’t collect on them. Replace them when spring arrives to prevent burning out the wiper motor.
  2. Winter/Snow tires – If you do a lot of driving on snow, it’s worth the cost to install winter tires for safer driving. These tires provide better traction in snow, using special rubber compounds engineered to resist hardening in cold temperatures. Just in case, keep chains in the trunk and know how to install them.
  3. Keep the washer fluid reservoir full – When driving in snow and ice, you will use a lot of windshield washer fluid. Choose the kind that contains antifreeze to keep it from freezing in the reservoir.
  4. Emergency kit – In addition to your usual emergency kit of tools, jumper cable and jack, cell phone charger, flashlight and batteries, and flares, be sure to add an ice scraper, bag of sand and a shovel, extra antifreeze, blankets, and extra warm clothing and boots, plus snacks and water.
  5. Keep the tank full – A full fuel tank can help prevent gas line freeze ups. And, if you get stranded, your engine may be the only thing to keep you warm until help arrives.
  6. Make sure window defrosters (both front and rear windows) are in good working order – Being unable to see, either in front of you or behind you creates hazardous driving conditions.
  7. Keep up with regular vehicle maintenance – This is the most crucial precaution for safe winter driving. Ask your mechanic to make sure that everything on the vehicle maintenance schedule has been taken care of. Read your owner’s manual if you’re unsure of what is needed. If anything goes bad during winter, you could be stranded in a very cold place for a very long time.

A Word to the Wise: If road advisories are in effect because of bad roads, stay home if at all possible. Don't risk an accident!

Looking for quality auto repair? Contact our ASE-Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about our auto repair services and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and the surrounding areas.

Haley Krotz
Big Lake AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Big Lake, MN

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19868 172nd St, Big Lake, MN 55309763-263-0909service@biglakeautomotive.com
Mon:8:00am - 6:00pm
Tue:8:00am - 6:00pm
Wed:8:00am - 6:00pm
Thu:8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri:8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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