Ford Vehicle Service Information In Penticton BC
Ford Service Information For Penticton BC

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<a href="[New%2CFORD%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="images/upload/December-2021/4-SER-2021_FORD_EXPLORER_ST_4WD-service-penticton-bc.jpeg"alt="A red 2021 Ford Explorer ST parked on Skaha Ford's new vehicle lot in Penticton BC"/></a>Winter has arrived in BC – but it is never too late to get your Ford ready for the long months of cold temperatures, snow and ice. Just like we prepare our bodies to ward off cold and flu season, cars and trucks need extra care and attention too.

To keep your vehicle in top shape this winter, follow these helpful tips from our Technicians at Skaha Ford:

Winter Tires
When the temperature drops below 7-degrees Celsius, you will want to install winter tires on your vehicle. Unlike all-season tires, the rubber compounds in winter tires provide better traction, braking and control as the temperature falls. If you do not have winter tires, our Service Department can recommend and install the best set for your Ford.

The consistency of engine oil changes when temperatures fall below freezing. In many cases, it will thicken, making it more difficult for the cold oil to pass through the engine. Switch to a thinner, less viscous oil, like a 5W-30.

Your car's coolant system is not only intended to keep your engine from overheating, but it is also responsible for protecting your engine against corrosion. During the winter, use a coolant with ethylene glycol to prevent freezing.

Summer heat can strain a battery, causing it to fail when the temperature dips closer to zero. Have your battery, cables, and terminals inspected for any signs of wear, like cracks, breaks or corrosion, to ensure you are not left stranded.

Belts and Hoses
Freezing temps can cause belts and hoses to become brittle and hard. Have these parts inspected regularly to avoid failure due to cold weather.

To learn more about preparing your car or truck for harsh winter weather, contact our Service Department at Skaha Ford in BC to book an appointment.

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