(608) 437-5112
3137 State Rd. 78
Mount Horeb, WI 53572

Let Helwig Auto Show You How to Prepare Your Auto, Truck, or SUV for the Winter Season

Winter Car Care Tips from AAA

Winter Car Care Tips in Mount Horeb, WI

In winter, the stress and strain on your vehicle increases greatly, and minor vehicle glitches can often develop into major vehicle problems for your auto, truck, SUV, or hybrid.

To help car, truck, SUV, or hybrid vehicle owners weather the storm, Helwig Auto Clinic, an Approved Auto Repair facility, and AAA offer a free vehicle inspection each year during the month of October!

Safe Winter Driving Tips

Winter Car Care Tips in Mount Horeb, WI

  • Clear snow and ice from the car to improve visibility (clear all windows, hood, roof trunk, turn signals, tail lights and head lights).
  • Go slow in the snow. Posted speeds are for ideal conditions. Slow down when visibility and road conditions are impaired.
  • Use "threshold" or squeeze braking when driving a car without anti-lock (ABS) brakes. Apply the brakes to a point just short of lock-up, then ease off the brake pedal slightly. For vehicles with ABS, continuous firm braking is necessary.

Winter Car Care

A do-it-yourself Winter Car Care inspection can be performed using the following guidelines:

  • Battery - Make sure terminals are tight and clean. If light seems dim or vehicle starts are sluggish, have the electrical system, including battery, checked by one of our technicians at Helwig Auto Clinic.
  • Radiator - Check coolant strength with a hydrometer. Recommended strength is -36 degrees.
  • Belts & Hoses - Checks belts for cracks or fraying. Check hoses for leaks, bulges or cracks. Make sure clamps are secure.
  • Windshield Washer & Wipers - Make sure your reservoir is filled with solvent. Replace wiper blades as needed.
  • Oil & Fluids - Check engine oil, brake, transmission and power steering fluid levels. Follow the directions in the vehicle's owner's manual.
  • Air Filter - Hold air filter up to light. If you can't see through it, replace it.
  • Tires - Inspect wear. Check pressure with a gauge when tires are cold. Inflate to vehicle manufacturer's recommended pressure (which might be different than what is shown on the sidewall of the tire).
  • Lights & Signals - Activate to make sure they all work.

Winter Survival Kit

A winter survival kit could save your life. It is usually best to remain with a stranded vehicle rather than to risk exposure or become lost looking for help. A good survival kit includes:

Winter Car Care Tips in Mount Horeb, WI

  • Ice Scraper & Brush
  • Coffee Can Furnace
  • Boots, Gloves, Hat
  • Tools & Flashlight
  • Tire traction material such as sand or cat litter
  • Food & Blanket
  • Jumper Cables
  • First Aid Kit
  • Cell Phone
  • Flares or Reflective Triangle
  • Shovel

Call Helwig Auto Clinic today to have your vehicle inspected for the winter!

You can reach us several ways to schedule an appointment. Feel free to schedule an appointment online, call us at (608) 437-5112, or speak with us in person.

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Helwig Auto Clinic LLC in Mount Horeb, WI

If you're shopping for tires in Madison, WI, looking for quality auto repair in Mount Horeb, or just want a great deal on a new set of wheels for your vehicle and you live in nearby Barneveld, then you know the only place to go is Helwig Auto Clinic. As Mount Horeb's leading automotive care and accessory center, Helwig Auto Clinic is your source for name-brand tires, wheels, and vehicle accessories for your car or truck. We also provide a full suite of automotive services and auto repairs, all performed by a AAA-Approved and NAPA AutoCare Center. Proud to be a TIA-certified tire dealer. Free shuttle service and loaner cars available!

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Phone: (608) 437-5112
Address: 3137 State Rd 78
Mount Horeb, WI 53572

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