Winterizing Your European Beauty: A Guide to Protecting Your VW, Mercedes, and More

European Auto Repair in Auburn, WA

Understanding How Winter Affects Your European Car

The Road to Rust:

Winter brings beautiful snowfalls and frosty mountain mornings, but it also presents challenges for your European car. Cold weather affects the performance of vehicles. Your car's engine may have trouble starting, the tire pressure can decrease, and the fluid may not be at its best. This can make it more difficult for important parts to work well. Understanding these effects is the first step towards winterizing your European vehicle.

Tread Carefully

One of the most significant threats during winter is the salt used to melt ice on the roads. European cars such as Volkswagen and Mercedes have complex engineering and design, which can cause corrosion and rust. Regularly washing, especially the undercarriage, is crucial to remove the salt residue. You can apply wax or sealant to protect your car's paint and metal parts. Your tires are the only point of contact between your car and the icy, slippery roads. Ensuring they are in operable condition is vital to safety. Check the tire pressure as it tends to drop in cold weather. Consider switching to winter tires that offer better traction in snow. Ensure your car's heating system is in top condition and consider using covers to retain heat. Always have an emergency kit in your car. Include blankets, gloves, and a flashlight. It'll help if you get stuck in the cold. Checking your car's battery in cold weather can reduce its efficacy. If you have battery problems, your car will not start, and leave you out in the cold in your European car. During winter, follow these tips to protect your imported car and have a smooth driving experience. Get your Volkswagen, Mercedes, or other imported car ready for winter to enjoy snowy roads with your mechanic.

Bring Your European Car In For Winterizations

When it's time to prepare your European import for winter, come see us at Rempt Motor Company in Auburn, WA. We are your local European dealership alternative and we'd like to know how we can help you. We can provide factory maintenance and other services for you when needed. If you own a Mercedes Benz, BMW, or Volkswagen, we can take care of your maintenance needs as specified by the manufacturer. We can handle minor or expected routine repairs for your car before they can become major problems. We offer tune-ups and other services for your vehicle. If something major has gone wrong, we can fix it. We work on suspensions, air-conditioning, timing belts, and your engine. We'll take care of winterizing your vehicle in time for winter weather. Please bring your car to us. We will check the fluids and change them if needed. We will also inspect the tires and their condition. Additionally, we will take care of other winterization tasks. Give us a call to make an appointment for your winterization service today.

Written by Rempt Motor Company