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How To Prepare Your Vehicle For Another Cold Minnesota Winter

The extreme temperatures in Minnesota can have a big effect on your vehicle. If you need new tires, your oil changed, or any other maintenance done, now is the time to bring in your vehicle to TGK Automotive and beat the winter rush.  TGK Automotive is an automotive repair shop in Hugo and Maplewood, MN.

Here are a couple ways to prepare your vehicle for the long winter ahead.

Tires
Driving in snow can be very difficult and sometimes dangerous, but having tires with good tread joeon them can make your drive safer.  Click here to see if you need new tires.

Right now at TGK Automotive, we are having a tire sale!  We offer all sorts of brands and kinds.  Our service advisers will help make sure you get the right tire for your driving conditions and habits.

Battery Inspection
Car batteries typically last about 5 years and with the extreme temperatures in Minnesota it can be even less.  Bring your vehicle in today to one of our locations and have your battery tested and looked over for any cracks or leaks.

Check Coolant 
Along with keeping your engine from overheating, engine coolant is used to protect your engine from corrosion.  Make sure the coolant you are using contains ethylene glycol to protect your engine in the wintertime.  Not sure how to check the coolant?  Stop into TGK Automotive and have one of mechanics check it for you.

Windshield Wipers
Your wiper blades should be replaced twice a year.   It is important, especially in snowy conditions that you are able to see clearly through your windshield.  Also, make sure you have winter formula windshield wiper fluid.  Check out our PINK wiper blades for breast cancer!

Emergency Kit
In case your vehicle does happen to break down, make sure you are prepared by keeping an emergency kit inside your vehicle.  It’s a good idea to keep a blanket, boots, water, snacks, shovel, and a rope inside your vehicle in case of an emergency.

serviceWriter Maplewood – (651) 489-9455
1728 Rice St.
Maplewood, MN 55113

Hugo – (651) 407-3611
5241 130th St. N.
Hugo, MN 55038

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