Winterizing Your Car in Alaska
Winterizing your car is an important step that must not be overlooked if you live in Alaska. Here in Fairbanks, the long and cold winters can take a serious toll on your vehicle if it isn't properly prepared for the harsh conditions.
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So what exactly is winterization?
Winterization refers to the process of preparing your car for the harsh winter weather ahead. This typically includes things like checking your car's fluid levels, replacing any worn-out parts, and we recommend a full pre-winter vehicle inspection to ensure trouble free operation to keep you safe all winter long.
If you want to keep your car running smoothly this winter, it is essential that you take the time to winterize it properly. To get started, make sure that you have the right supplies on hand, such as car fluids, extra car parts, and insulation materials. Then, check your car's fluid levels, including your oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield washer fluid.
The best way to ensure that your car is ready for winter in Fairbanks, Alaska, is to have a professional winterization. Professional winterization services will thoroughly inspect your car and make any necessary repairs or adjustments to ensure that it is prepared for the winter ahead.
Starting a car that is too cold, will cause excessive wear and tear and possible premature engine failure after repeated cold starts in extreme temperatures.
We only use UL-listed high-quality parts designed to stand up in our harsh Arctic environment. Don't be fooled by cheap winterization offers. Your car investment is too expensive to skip what is needed.
Where applicable, we install high-quality engine block heaters to keep the engine warm by warming the coolant when the car is shut off. This allows the starter to have less strain and the engine to require less fuel which helps save fuel, lower emissions, and reduce wear on internal parts.
We install engine oil and transmission pan heaters to help the oil flow as soon as possible during a cold start or a cold shift. The biggest cause of premature failure is the lack of lubrication after repeated cold starts.
We install battery warmers or mini battery chargers to keep the battery warm and maintain its charge.
Inspecting these components each year and installing new ones on your new car will ensure your vehicle is safe and reliable for years to come. This along with accelerated preventative service will keep your care and truck running in optimal health.
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