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Prepare Your Vehicle for the Winter in Naperville, IL

We can think of few preventable outcomes worse than getting left stranded in winter weather with a breakdown. We can help prevent this outcome with winter preparation maintenance at Bill Jacobs Volkswagen in Naperville, IL. The key to limiting reliability risk as weather conditions change from warm to sub-zero is maintenance. Several vehicle components have a short service life due to their task and design, and many of those are susceptible to extreme temperatures and wide temperature change between seasons. By targeting these components with inspections and maintenance, you can optimize your vehicle’s reliability this winter.

10 Tips for Winterizing Your Volkswagen

You will notice that winter preparation maintenance includes essential performance components that need to be at their best in sub-zero temperatures. Most of these components need to be at their best in winter and susceptible to seasonal temperature change. Be sure that your vehicle’s winter maintenance plan includes these components:

  1. Windshield Wiper Blades – You will need peak windshield clearing capacity in winter’s snow and ice. Be sure to inspect wiper blades and replace them if they are damaged or more than a year old.
  2. Tires – Your driving safety will benefit from the right tires with sufficient traction. Be sure to get a tire inspection, including tread depth measurement. It might be a good decision to get your tires replaced now with a seasonal tread.
  3. Lights – Lights are always needed to function correctly, but the safety stakes increase in winter’s adverse weather. Be sure to inspect all lights and signals to verify that they are working properly.
  4. Winter Blend Windshield Wiper Fluid – Winter blend wiper fluid is designed for snow and ice. It could be a good idea to switch from regular to a winter blend wiper fluid for optimal performance.
  5. Dashboard Warning Lights – This is recommended maintenance in all conditions, but be sure to address any dashboard warning lights to fully prepare your vehicle for reliable winter driving.
  6. Coolant Fluid/Antifreeze – This vital fluid not only keeps the engine cool but prevents the engine from freezing and getting damaged. Good coolant/antifreeze is needed in all conditions, but the stakes are higher in winter.
  7. Brakes – With slippery conditions ahead, be sure to inspect the braking system and provide any maintenance needed for peak braking and safety on slippery roads.
  8. Roadside Assistance Kit – We recommend having a safety kit all year, but now is the time to get one if you don’t. It should include a blanket, ice scraper, phone charger, motor oil, warning triangle, flashlight, jumper cables, multi-tool, gloves, and bandages. We can assist in getting one for you.
  9. Heating & Defrosting – Be sure to check that the heater and defroster are blowing out hot air.
  10. Fluids Check & Replenish – All fluid levels should be checked under the hood and replenished as needed. Remember that finding fluids low could be a sign of a leak and requiring additional maintenance.

Scheduling Your Winter Maintenance Service

Now is the perfect time to get your Volkswagen ready for the winter. Bill Jacobs Volskwagen has the certified expert to make sure you get through the window without an issues. You can schedule your appointment through our online portal, or simply give us a call today!

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Complimentary Bill Jacobs Volkswagen Amenities

  • Immediate Service Appointments
  • 15 Service Bays
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Multi-Point Inspection
  • M Performance Parts & Accessories
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Flexible Service Financing Options
  • Same Day Appointments
  • Factory-Trained VW Technicians
  • Complimentary Beverage & Coffee Bar
  • Online Service Scheduling
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Loaner Cars Available With Every Service

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Phone Numbers:Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed

Bill Jacobs Volkswagen is located at: 2211 Aurora Ave • Naperville, IL 60540

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