How to Winterize Your Citroen Car

EuroCar Imports, a specialty Citroen mechanic and vintage Citroen dealership, is offering Citroen enthusiasts important tips needed to keep their vehicle running smooth all winter long.

citroen carWith winter weather upon most of the country, now is the time for Citroen owners to take the time and inspect their vehicle’s fluids and charging systems. Cold weather, frost, and ice can all take a toll Citroen vehicles. Here are some tips from EuroCar Imports to ensure your car is winter weather ready.

1. Check your battery and electrical systems: Using the heat and windshield wipers can put additional strain on those systems. Besides providing comfort, these systems are also important to your safety by providing visibility.

2. Check and Change Fluids: Temperatures at night will drop low enough that antifreeze coolant or winter windshield wiper fluid is necessary to get the car going (not applicable for Citroen 2CVs). Find out if your engine needs lower-viscosity oil for the winter weather.

3. Check Windshield Wipers: Even if your battery is working and you have winter windshield wiper fluid, an old or damaged set of windshield wipers may not keep the windshield clean. Windshield wipers are essential for proper visibility in the snow, sleet and rain.

4. Check your tires: With any kind of precipitation comes the increased risk of losing traction. You should also check the tire pressure, its important that they are properly inflated to guarantee the best traction possible.  For Citroen owners who use their vehicle as an every day car, EuroCar Imports offers snow tires and chains.

5. Check your Heat: While this one might seem obvious it has been a pretty mild fall and you never know how well it works until you need it. Try it out before you have to drive to work freezing.

To have a complete and thorough inspection of your Citroen performed, call EuroCar Imports and let the experts ensure that your car is safe and ready to tackle winter weather.

Call 732-279-6453