While Reno is known for its hot, arid climate, it's known that temperatures can easily dip below freezing in the cold hours of winter. While you may not have to worry about snow or ice building up, it's still cold enough to put additional stress on your car. At Bill Pearce Volvo Cars, we help drivers prepare for winter by providing helpful tips and expert winter service.

Learn more about how you can prepare your vehicle for winter.

Check Your Lights

With the sun setting earlier in the day, you will want to make sure that your visibility is as good as it can be. You can perform a visual inspection on your own, and if you have any lights that are out or yellowing, our service team can replace the necessary lights for you.

Test Your Car's Heater and Defroster

Not only will you be more comfortable with your vehicle's heat functioning properly, but it's also important for your safety. Whether your window is frosted or you need to stay warm during an unexpected delay, it's better to find out now if your heater and defroster are working.

Check Your Battery

Cold weather decreases your battery's power, which can make it more difficult to start your vehicle. In the worst-case scenario, your battery can even die, leaving you stranded and waiting for a jump start. If you notice that your vehicle is having trouble turning over or your lights are dimmer than usual, schedule battery service for a cleaning or volt test.

Maintain Tire Air Pressure

A tire can lose up to one pound per square inch every ten-degree drop in temperature. Your tires can prematurely wear or even separate, which can cause a major accident. Check your tires regularly and schedule tire service if you have a leak.

Contact Our Service Team

Need help preparing for winter? Our service team is here to help get your car ready for whatever winter has in store!

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