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The temperature is already dropping in Northfield, IL. Are you and your Volvo XC90 ready for the winter season? Visit Fields Volvo Cars of Northfield to take the proper steps to winterize your car before the first significant snowfall. 


How to Winterize Your Volvo XC90

When the air becomes crisper, it’s natural to bring out heavier jackets and make sure your furnace is in good shape. But your car also needs similar preparations to ensure it’s ready for the bitter cold and winter elements. Winterizing your Volvo SUV isn’t complicated. You can get started with these basic essentials:

  • Swap out your windshield wipers for winter-specific wipers.

  • Make sure fluids are topped off in your vehicle.

  • Keep an eye on your tire pressure.

  • Always have at least a half a tank of gas at all times.

  • Replace your current tires with a set of winter tires.

  • Prepare a car emergency and first aid kit.


Our Volvo technicians can assist with cold-weather tire and windshield wiper replacements. Stop in soon to take care of these must-have items.


Schedule a Pre-Winter Service Appointment

In addition to checking the above steps off of your winterization checklist, there are few other maintenance tasks to schedule at our Volvo service center serving Highland Park. For starters, you should have us check your battery before the cold arrives. Ask our service experts to check the charge on your battery and make sure it’s got enough juice for the winter season.

Slick wintry conditions brought on by snow and ice can be quite dangerous. Give yourself peace of mind knowing that your Volvo vehicle’s brakes are responsive and healthy. It's also important to make sure your heating system is good to go and can keep you warm during the cold weather driving months. For extra peace of mind, consider checking other important parts on your car as well, like your belts, spark plugs, and hoses. Identifying any issues early can help you avoid surprise winter breakdowns.  


It’s still not too late to winterize your Volvo XC90. Book your service appointment today!

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