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Get Your Car Ready for Winter

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Get Your Car Ready for Winter

The dramatic change in climate and temperature affects just about everything. Just like you have probably been out shopping for your own winter gear such as coats, hats and boots, you should also be looking for winter gear for your car. Experiencing vehicle trouble is bad at any time of year, but it is far worse when it is below freezing outside and you are stuck in the middle of nowhere. Follow these tips to winterize your car and keep yourself safe.

OIL: The temperature outside will impact the temperature inside your vehicle’s engine, so it is likely that you will have to switch to a different type of oil. In general you will want one that is thinner less viscous. Look in your owner’s manual if you are unsure what you will need.

BATTERY: The capacity of your car’s battery is decreased when the weather cools down. Inspect the battery and surrounding parts to make sure there are no existing or potential issues. If you see any cracking, loose cables or insufficient battery fluid, address it right away. You should also be mindful of how old the battery is so you know when it may begin losing charge.

TIRES: Driving on snowy, icy roads is dangerous, but you’re going to need to leave your home at some point! Proper snow tires can make a huge difference for driving in winter conditions, and it is recommended that you change all four tires in the winter.

WINDSHIELD: Similar to your oil, you will need to switch out your wiper fluid come winter, so it works when you need it and doesn’t freeze. A clean and clear windshield is incredibly important when driving in poor conditions; you need to be able to see!

If you have any other questions about winterizing your vehicle, or need windshield or window replacement before winter, please contact us today – we will be happy to help you.



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I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

April W. - Google Reviews

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