Why Fall is the Best Time to Winterize Your Vehicle

Nov 1, 2020

We can’t believe that it is almost November! Soon enough, the holidays will be here, and our schedules will be so busy. Before that time is here, it is essential to get ready for winter. For many of us, that means delving into our closets and pulling out our scarves, jackets, and warmer jackets. We have to remember our vehicles, though, as the drop in temperatures also affects our health and, consequently, our cars’ safety.

Did you know that more than 70% of motorists admit that they don’t have their vehicles winterized to prepare for inclement weather? It is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of holidays, but it is essential to remember that your vehicle needs a little TLC too. Before the holidays are here, along with the chillier weather, we recommend bringing your vehicle to Yorba Linda Auto Service for preventative maintenance, specifically geared toward getting you ready for winter. Here are some examples of the services our technicians would perform:

  • It is all in the details, and the technicians at Yorba Linda Auto Service make sure to sweat the small stuff, including your vehicle’s heaters, defrosters, windshield wipers, and lights. All these components of your car are your first line of defense against the elements. Just imagine a chilly morning with your car’s heater, or driving in the rain, without your windshield wipers or lights!
  • Cold temperatures make your battery work that much harder, and a dead battery is a convenience, to say the least.
  • Your vehicle’s radiator and hoses are made of rubber, which means they are more fragile than other parts of your car. During winter, your radiator and hoses will become more brittle. Our technicians will carefully examine your vehicle’s cooling system for any cracks and leaks that will make them more susceptible to colder temperatures.
  • Your engine needs lubrication, or oil, to minimize friction. When the temperature drops, your oil’s consistency changes and grows thicker. At this point, it is harder for your engine to turn over. At Yorba Linda Auto Service, we will decide which type of oil your vehicle needs for proper lubrication and performance.


The team at Yorba Linda Auto Service doesn’t want you to worry about your vehicle’s condition during the holidays or wintertime. Instead, schedule an appointment for winterization or call us if you have questions about your preventative maintenance or anything else.