winter vehicle maintenanceWhat do you expect from Winter in Elkin North Carolina? You can anticipate relatively mild temperatures throughout most of the season. We do not have to abandon all outdoor activities here in our area. It is not uncommon for people to drive up to Stone Mountain or the Blue Ridge Parkway to go hiking. In fact, when the leaves fall off the trees they can be one of the best times to enjoy the outdoors in a place like the foothills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Elkin and Jonesville residents can expect at least a few bouts of winter weather. Our area receives about a foot of snow annually. Of course, some years that snow falls all at once, while other winters experience multiple events.

In addition to snow, sleet and freezing rain are a big part of the kind of winter weather you can expect. Ice is not as pretty to see snow and typically more dangerous when it grips the road. Surry County drivers know that they can be in store for pretty much anything as they travel throughout the area. The team at Jody’s Automotive wants to make sure your vehicle is ready as well, including one of the most underrated car maintenance items on your list, your windshield wiper blades.

Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Elkin, NC

There are several maintenance items you should tend to with your car to make sure you can get through winter:

  • Replace worn tires before snow and ice fall.
  • Make sure your brakes are ready for slick road surfaces. Replace your brake pads, turn your rotors, and make sure your brake lines are Good to go.
  • If your transmission needs to be serviced, it could give you issues should you find yourself in the snow.
  • Your vehicle’s suspension parts could be worn and cause it to handle poorly. That is not good during winter weather.

Windshield wiper blades are just as important as the components above when the mercury drops. If there is even a threat of snow and ice, our excellent road crews still treat the roads with salt and brine. When road treatment gets wet it creates a film on your windshield that can make it impossible to see while you’re driving. If your windshield wiper blades are worn out, you will not be able to wash the brine from your windshield and your visibility could be a liability to you and those around you. 

If it is time to address your windshield wiper blades, bring your vehicle to the team at Jody‘s Automotive in Jonesville. Whether you live here in Surry County or are just passing through Elkin, we can get those wiper blades replaced in a hurry.