Summer is long gone and the stunning autumn leaves have come into view. Soon, vibrant holiday decorations will adorn our homes and bright lights will illuminate our community. As winter quickly approaches, and wonderful West Virginia becomes immersed in a snowy wonderland, you’ll thank your lucky stars for taking earlier precaution on preventative maintenance for your vehicle. You intelligently invested in a comprehensive winterization package from West Virginia’s most trusted Ford Dealer, Toothman Ford!
Purchase our comprehensive Winterization Package for just $69.95:
The bleak seasonal weather adversely affects many areas of your vehicle, and if not treated properly, can leave you in a terrible situation. An oil change, for example, is a critical component to winterization and must include a specific oil with the right viscosity, or thickness, so that it keeps your engine lubricated- do not procrastinate!
Another type of preventative maintenance includes replacing your wiper blades. A standard set of wiper blades lasts about one year. When salt, brine and ice begin to accumulate, visibility is reduced. Having a fresh set of blades in conjunction with a full reservoir of windshield washer fluid can be a tremendous lifesaver.
To avoid an impromptu jumpstart in the middle of a blizzard, be sure to have your battery voltage checked, then double checked, particularly, if your battery is more than a couple years old! Our service staff will make sure that your battery’s posts and connections are corrosion free.
Belts and Hoses
Even if you’ve purchased a newer vehicle, Jack Frost has a way of abusing even the most modern belts and hoses. Be proactive by letting our experts check for wear and tear so that you’re safer on the country roads.
We wrap up our winterization checklist with a tire-pressure check! Properly inflating your tires increases the amount of traction you’re able to maintain with the road. Traction can be affected in wet, snowy or icy conditions and can jeopardize the safety of your family. Better protect them making sure that your tires are ideally inflated.
In an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 and to continue to serve our customers’ automotive needs, while protecting the health or our customers and employees, Toothman Ford’s sales department will be operating on an appointment only basis. We understand personal vehicles are our community’s primary mode of transportation and we are working hard to safely serve you. We are following state health official guidelines and have diligently increased our cleaning standards.
In addition, we encourage our service customers to take advantage of our 24/7 key drop for service appointments to encourage social distancing.
Please contact us if you have an automotive need. If you do not feel comfortable making an appointment to visit our dealership we can make arrangements to serve you remotely.