As temperatures begin to drop and night becomes longer, weather conditions begin to change and winter looms on the horizon. The approach of fall marks an opportune time to have your car checked and serviced before the colder weather conditions challenge your car's capabilities. The great news is that here in Larchmont, it is easy to get your Alfa Romeo checked out and serviced with our local dealership to help better handle the roads no problem. Here are some great maintenance tips and tricks to help you prepare for the colder climate.

       1) Check the Fluids
As temperatures start to lower, the fluids become more dense and viscous while moisture likes to build up in inconvenient places that could cause potential damage and problems on the drive. Keeping the oil clean and up to level helps the engine run smoothly by lowering friction and keeping the engine clean. Increasing the ratio and flushing coolant helps your radiator stay healthy while keeping a gas tank that is above half-tank is important to ensure freezing doesn't occur.

       2) Clean Car Exterior
As roads in West Chester County become icy and snowy, they are maintained with sand or salt in order to increase traction and melt ice. Having a clean exterior removes these caustic elements that can degrade your car over time; adding on a coat of wax after cleaning provides a protective shell that repels and resists these compounds. Checking and refilling windshield washer fluid and replacing old windshield wipers will help provide consistent vision during adverse road and weather conditions.

       3) Measure Tire Treads
If fluids keep the inner workings of your car running smoothly, tires directly apply that power to the roadway giving consistent response and performance. Tire treading is a vital component of displacing water and slush in order to establish traction in difficult weather/roadway conditions. As treads wear away, it becomes more difficult for tires to attenuate directly to the road, which can cause slipping and sliding. Measuring the treads yourself is a good check to perform; our specialists and technicians here at Alfa Romeo of Larchmont are happy to help you check and service your tires and other car systems.

       4) Prepare for Wintry Conditions
Your Alfa Romeo car manual is packed with useful information that helps you correctly perform maintenance and prepare for the colder seasons. Make sure you stock your car with an ice-scraper and shovel to be able to clear off your car and establish good visibility before starting a drive. Preparing an emergency kit is a great practice and helps with ease in mind; we suggest consider packing blankets, flashlight, emergency contact information, portable cellphone charger, non-perishable foods, multipurpose tool, first aid kit, and whatever else you think could be useful!

Being prepared to go into the colder seasons can help improve safety and reduce the likely hood of vehicle trouble. Here at Alfa Romeo of Larchmont, our staff of specialists and service technicians are happy to help you prepare your Alfa Romeo vehicle to best tackle the winter weather and road conditions. Check out our service department here; give our top tier customer service a call to set up an appointment or visit us in person!

Hours

  • Monday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

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Alfa Romeo Of Larchmont

2050 Boston Post Rd
Directions Larchmont, NY 10538

  • Sales: 914-341-1600
  • Service: 914-341-1600
  • Parts: 914-636-3030

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