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Auto Max of Oregon

1004 NE 4th Ave
Canby, OR 97013

Winter will soon be here in full force! Because preventative vehicle maintenance is so important for this time of year, ask your auto repair technician to perform a thorough inspection of all the systems of your vehicle. Of course, be sure to have any necessary repairs taken care of as soon as possible. This will ensure that you can drive your vehicle with confidence out on wet and icy roads.

Remember to take care of these general car maintenance tips for safe winter driving:

  • Car Battery--Cold temperatures reduce a battery’s cranking power. A battery generally has only about half of the cranking power at 0° F than it has at 80° F. If your battery is worn out, it may be time to replace it.
  • Windshield and Wiper Blades--Wiper blades generally start to lose their effectiveness in as little as six months. Streaks or missed expanses of glass are signs that the blades should be replaced. Remove ice from the windshield with an ice scraper, not your wiper blades. If you park outside, place the wipers in the raised position to keep them from freezing to the windshield. Keep your windshield-washer reservoir filled with a washer solution that contains an antifreeze agent. Also, make sure the heater is functioning properly so that plenty of warm air is being directed to the windshield in the defrost mode.
  • Lights--Check that all the vehicle's lights are working properly and that the lenses are clean so that you'll have optimum visibility at night and that other drivers can see you.
  • Oil--Oil thickens when cold, making it harder for the engine to turn over. Generally, you should be using multi-viscosity oil that has a "W" in the viscosity index (check your owner’s manual), signifying that it's formulated for winter use, providing good oil flow at low temperatures.
  • Radiator, Hoses, and Belts--Have the radiator and heater hoses checked for cracks, leaks, or contamination from oil or grease. The hoses should be firm yet pliable. Try to keep your coolant mixture at the correct ratio of antifreeze and water to keep it from freezing. Your mechanic will be happy to check it for you.
  • Tires--Check your tire traction. If your area gets occasional snow, a new set of all-season tires rated to perform well in snow and ice tests should be fine. Or you should consider purchasing snow tires that are designed with special tread patterns and made from rubber compounds that can grip snow and ice for optimum traction. Keep your tires properly inflated, as tire pressure declines with the thermometer.
  • Brakes--If you feel any vibration, hear squealing, or the brake pedal feels “soft,” have your brakes inspected and repaired as soon as possible so you can stop on slick and icy roads.
  • Emergency kit--Always carry a supply of water, snacks, jumper cables, flashlight (with extra batteries), road flares, first aid kit, blanket, and cell phone and charger.

Need to know more general car maintenance tips? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Auto Max of Oregon today for more information about our vehicle maintenance services and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves vehicle owners in Canby, OR and surrounding areas.

Need to know more about general car maintenance tips for winter? Follow the vehicle maintenance schedule listed in your owner’s manual.

Winter will soon be here in full force! Because preventative vehicle maintenance is so important for this time of year, ask your auto repair technician to perform a thorough inspection of all the systems of your vehicle. Of course, be sure to have any necessary repairs taken care of as soon as possible. This will ensure that you can drive your vehicle with confidence out on wet and icy roads.

Remember to take care of these general car maintenance tips for safe winter driving:

  • Car Battery--Cold temperatures reduce a battery’s cranking power. A battery generally has only about half of the cranking power at 0° F than it has at 80° F. If your battery is worn out, it may be time to replace it.
  • Windshield and Wiper Blades--Wiper blades generally start to lose their effectiveness in as little as six months. Streaks or missed expanses of glass are signs that the blades should be replaced. Remove ice from the windshield with an ice scraper, not your wiper blades. If you park outside, place the wipers in the raised position to keep them from freezing to the windshield. Keep your windshield-washer reservoir filled with a washer solution that contains an antifreeze agent. Also, make sure the heater is functioning properly so that plenty of warm air is being directed to the windshield in the defrost mode.
  • Lights--Check that all the vehicle's lights are working properly and that the lenses are clean so that you'll have optimum visibility at night and that other drivers can see you.
  • Oil--Oil thickens when cold, making it harder for the engine to turn over. Generally, you should be using multi-viscosity oil that has a "W" in the viscosity index (check your owner’s manual), signifying that it's formulated for winter use, providing good oil flow at low temperatures.
  • Radiator, Hoses, and Belts--Have the radiator and heater hoses checked for cracks, leaks, or contamination from oil or grease. The hoses should be firm yet pliable. Try to keep your coolant mixture at the correct ratio of antifreeze and water to keep it from freezing. Your mechanic will be happy to check it for you.
  • Tires--Check your tire traction. If your area gets occasional snow, a new set of all-season tires rated to perform well in snow and ice tests should be fine. Or you should consider purchasing snow tires that are designed with special tread patterns and made from rubber compounds that can grip snow and ice for optimum traction. Keep your tires properly inflated, as tire pressure declines with the thermometer.
  • Brakes--If you feel any vibration, hear squealing, or the brake pedal feels “soft,” have your brakes inspected and repaired as soon as possible so you can stop on slick and icy roads.
  • Emergency kit--Always carry a supply of water, snacks, jumper cables, flashlight (with extra batteries), road flares, first aid kit, blanket, and cell phone and charger.

Need to know more general car maintenance tips? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Auto Max of Oregon today for more information about our vehicle maintenance services and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves vehicle owners in Canby, OR and surrounding areas.

Auto Max of Oregon, Inc.
Auto Max of OregonAuto Repair Shop in Canby, OR

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1004 NE 4th Ave, Canby, OR 97013503-266-3246service@automaxoforegon.com
Mon:8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue:8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed:8:00am - 5:00pm
Thu:8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri:8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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