How to prepare your Ford vehicle for the winter

Living in Edmonton means that you’ll always want to be alert for changing seasons and driving conditions. As we venture on further into the colder months, it will be more and more common to see snow, sleet and otherwise wet conditions on the pavement. This can be annoying, and even hazardous in some cases, but there are measures you can take to ensure that you’re staying safe and secure on your next adventure through Alberta’s oncoming winter wonderland. So, join our Sherwood Ford team today to learn how to prepare your Ford vehicle for the winter. 

Ford Vehicle Fluids to Replace for Winter Driving

First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure that your vehicle’s fluids are in proper working order – since they’re quite literally the lifeblood of your vehicle, it’s essential to replace the following fluids and components of your engine:

  • Coolant: 
  • Washer Fluid
  • Motor Oil (And Filter)
  • Brake Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid

All of these are important parts of your Ford vehicle’s drivetrain, and as such, it’s a good idea to get them swapped out in preparation for winter so that your Ford vehicle can perform at its best. This way, you’ll be sure that you’re getting the same high performance a Ford model is able to provide even when the temperatures drop below freezing and lower.

Winter Tire Replacement at Sherwood Ford

Of course, it’s also beneficial to ensure that you’re replacing your tires with a new, fresh set for winter. This is because winter-centric tires work wonders for helping you increase your grip and traction over icy or snowy roads; also, winter tires can help your rims and chassis last much longer than if you still have an all-season set installed.

Read More: What is included in the Ford Winter Performance Package?

Windshield Wiper Replacement at Sherwood Ford

Winter weather brings with it much in the way of precipitation, which is why having high-quality windshield wipers replaced on your Ford model is so important. To keep your windshield free of ice, sleet, snow and hail, you should aim to replace your wiper blades before the winter months begin – this way, you’ll be able to drive with more clarity and visibility!

Ford mechanic installing tire at dealership service bay

Ford mechanic checking vehicle battery health in Ford service bay

Ford Vehicle Battery Replacement at Sherwood Ford

There’s nothing worse than trying to start your Ford model on a cold winter morning, only to notice that it isn’t turning over; over time and with enough use, your vehicle’s battery could see diminished performance, which is heightened when it’s trying to start in freezing conditions. Because of this, we recommend that you come see our Sherwood Ford team to replace your battery, starter, alternator, and all other components of your vehicle.

Click here for a detailed list of what to keep in your winter safety kit

Schedule Automotive Service for Winter Driving at Sherwood Ford in Edmonton AB

Keeping your vehicle prepped for winter weather is important. Hopefully with these tips, you can navigate through snow and ice with confidence. If you find yourself in need of any vehicle maintenance, please contact us here at Sherwood Ford via our website or come see us in person – we can get you in our service bay so that you can ride on in confidence for the road ahead!

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