Waukesha Auto Repair Tips: Winter Accessories

Especially during the winter, Waukesha is no place to mess around. But as an auto repair shop, it gives us an excuse to show our customers some useful products that could make the winter season that much easier to deal with. Check out these useful goods that could make the cold a simple foe to combat:

Winter Wipers

Winter wiper blades aren’t very expensive, and they make a huge difference in adverse conditions. Believe us, spending $15–$20 on a decent pair of blades to ensure you can see clearly this winter is well worth it. Your windshield will clear off faster, and you’ll see better during adverse conditions at any time of day.

Gas Line Anti-Freeze

For less than $10, you can grab a container of gas line anti-freeze, a fuel additive that treats either gas or diesel engines. It works by absorbing the condensation that forms in your gas tank on cold days so fuel can reach the gas line, allowing your engine to start.

Emergency Kit

A winter emergency kit is a good idea regardless of the season. A solid kit with a flashlight, candles, survival blanket and first aid pieces will hardly take up any space in the back seat. You might not EVER use it, but having it in the back seat is worth the peace of mind. If you have more questions about an emergency kit, stop by a Waukesha auto repair shop and talk to an ASE-Certified technician!

Engine Block Heater

These especially helpful if you don’t have of parking in a heated garage every night. These might cost around $40 (plus labor) but they’ll have your vehicle starting with the push of a button. An engine block heater pre-warms your vehicle by hooking the engine up to an electrical outlet. The result is an easy, snappy start even in cold weather.

If you have more questions about how you can winterize your car, don’t hesitate to call us!