Certain cars have certain needs for winter tires. Sports cars and luxury cars often come installed with spring or summer tires. This means that the tires don’t have as much grip, so your car can enjoy better handling, speed, and fuel economy. When the roads start to get slippery, you need to make sure your tires have the grip they deserve. Ask our tire professionals near Chicago if snow tires are right for your Hyundai.
A windshield crack can be especially dangerous in the winter months. As the weather dips below freezing, your cracks will get worse. Water will get into your crack, freeze, and become ice and therefore expand and make the crack longer. At a certain point, the crack could shatter. Additionally, potholes on the road get worse during the winter months. Potholes will also lead to cracks becoming much worse, so it’s always a good idea to fix a chip or crack before winter arrives.
Your wipers will perform worse in cold weather. They can’t be ignored, though, because they can save you during a snowstorm or flurry. The cold weather and ice will eat away at the rubber on your blades. If your wiper blades are already in poor shape, then you could be in some serious trouble. Pro tip: Always lift your windshield wipers away from your windshield overnight or while you’re at the office when you know the weather will get below freezing.
Driving on ice and snow is already scary enough. With poor brakes, it could wind up being disastrous. You need more braking distance in snowy or icy conditions. Strong brake pads will go a long way during the winter months.
Our pros are always here to help with winter car care. If you need an extra hand getting your car ready for winter, you can call us at any time and schedule an appointment with our expert Hyundai technician team. Make sure to check out our Hyundai service specials near Chicago going on as well.