Philly Salvage Yard Tips: Get Your Car Ready for Winter

Dec 11, 2013 
by Nick Evangelist

Winter, with its salt-drenched roads and ice-covered bridges, can be a rough time of the year for your car. That’s why it’s important that your vehicle is properly prepared for the onslaught of snow and ice that’s soon to come. From hitting up your local Philly salvage yard to making sure your automobile isn’t caked in road salt, there are plenty of ways to get your car winter-ready.

Below are some tips from the Philly salvage yard specialists of Orthodox Auto Company to help you properly safeguard your car against winter’s icy grip.

Parts to Replace: There are a few parts of your car that are especially important in winter driving conditions. Most of these pieces, both used and new car parts, can easily be found at your local Philly salvage yard. Here’s a quick look at just some of the parts you may want to consider replacing before the winter solstice:

• Brake pads

• Windshield wipers and fluid

• Battery

• Tires

• Belts and hoses

Emergency Kit: Winter in Pennsylvania [/pa] can be unpredictable. It’s always a smart idea to keep a winter emergency kit in your car in the event of a surprise snowstorm or unfortunate accident. Here is a sample of the items you should include in your vehicle’s emergency kit:

• Flashlight

• Extra blankets, hats, gloves, socks

• De-icer, ice scraper, shovel

• Jumper cables

• Road flares

• Water, non-perishable food

Keep it Clean: It takes a lot of corrosive power for road salt to dissolve ice so effortlessly. If it works so well to deteriorate ice – just think about what it could do to your car if gone unchecked. To avoid unsightly rust spots and possible structural damage, keep your vehicle free of salt with a few runs to the carwash. Keeping your car clean won’t just protect it from salt; periodic car washing will have you and your ride looking fresh all winter long.

Make sure your car is properly prepared now and avoid serious problems when winter is in full swing. Need new or used auto parts to ensure your car makes it through the colder months? Contact Orthodox Auto Company today at (215) 332-3520, and we’ll be more than happy to get to work for you.

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