Winter Car Maintenance Tips

October 12th, 2021 by
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When the weather outside gets frightful in D'Iberville, it’s time to think about winter car maintenance! While you may have a general idea of some maintenance and service tasks that are beneficial to have done in the winter, Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi is here to paint a full picture for you. So, what exactly should you do, come wintertime near Biloxi to ensure your Mercedes-Benz is ready to run at its best? Read on or contact us to learn more! Then, schedule your next Mercedes-Benz service appointment online.

Have Your Tires Checked Regularly

While the Gulfport and Hattiesburg areas may not see regular snowfall during the winter, as you probably already know, they can get into the 40s at times. The ensuing drop in temperatures can also result in a drop in tire pressure. Accordingly, you should get your tires checked regularly during the winter months.

Traveling out of town to a colder climate? Having snow tires installed is probably a good idea, especially if you’re not used to driving in the snow. Otherwise, we recommend getting regular tire service such as tire rotations performed regularly, namely every 5,000 miles or every oil change. Save more on your next winter service with our service specials!

Get Battery Service

Don’t get stranded by the side of the road in the middle of nowhere on a long-distance road trip with no cell service due to a dead battery. Take care of all necessary battery maintenance & repairs by taking your vehicle in for battery diagnostics or replacement at the Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi service center!

Get a Coolant Flush

Your car’s coolant works harder during the winter and summer months when temperatures are more extreme. Be sure it’s up to snuff by getting a cooling system check and coolant flush. The Mercedes-Benz-trained experts at Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi know what kind and how much coolant to add to your vehicle to ensure it performs at its best. 

Pack an Emergency Roadside Assistance Kit

You can purchase one from our parts center or assemble your own. Here are some helpful items to include:

  • Blankets and appropriate winter clothing and accessories (gloves, hats, scarves)
  • A radio
  • Nonperishable food
  • Water
  • First-aid supplies
  • Sandbags in your trunk for extra traction (especially if your car is RWD)
  • A small snow shovel 
  • A portable cell phone charger and/or Wi-Fi hotspot

Fill Up on Gas

You don’t want to be stuck outside in 45-degree weather for an extended period of time during a roadside emergency without access to your vehicle’s heating system. As such, it’s a good idea to keep your gas tank at least half full. While you’re at it, it’s a good idea to fill your windshield washer fluid reservoir with winter-appropriate fluid. 

Take Care of Paint & Glass Protection

Looking to protect your paint during rainy weather or make seeing out your windshield easier for increased safety? Get your vehicle washed and waxed! Be sure to add a hydrophobic glass coating, too, for optimal visibility.

Get Winter Mercedes-Benz Service Today at Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi!

Ready to have your Mercedes-Benz taken care of the right way? The experts here at Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi are here to help! Book your next service or maintenance appointment near Purvis now, online, or by calling 228-265-9920! Remember that in an emergency, we also offer Roadside Assistance

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