Winter is coming, and even here in sunny California, we need to take precautions to keep our vehicles in optimal condition. Folsom Lake Ford near Roseville is ready to help you with all aspects of maintenance on your 2019 Ford Fusion, so we’re offering a quick checklist of things you should keep in mind for preparing for even a mild winter season:

Tires. In the Sacramento and Folsom Lake area, your 2019 Ford Fusion may have all-season tires. Make sure the treads are free from excessive wear or damage and be sure to keep up with your regular rotations.

Windshield and wipers. Keep your washer fluid reservoir topped off and check that your wiper blades are free from damage. Remember that cold weather can cause chips in glass to turn into cracks, so have your windshield touched up or replaced if there’s existing damage.

Antifreeze. Your car’s coolant system is essential year-round, both for keeping the engine components cool and preventing liquids from freezing in cold temperatures. Let our Folsom Lake Ford technicians inspect your vehicle’s hoses, make sure fluids are fresh, and replace any components with OEM Ford parts.

Battery. Winter conditions are tough on batteries, so make sure yours still has plenty of life left, or consider replacing it with a new one.

Emergency kit. It’s always good to be prepared, especially if you’ll be making a long drive. Stow essentials like jumper cables, reflectors, an ice scraper, blankets, non-perishable snacks, bottled water, and a first-aid kit in your trunk or cargo area for additional peace of mind.

For more tips like these or to schedule a service appointment for your vehicle, contact the service center at Folsom Lake Ford. Our highly trained technicians will make sure your 2019 Ford Fusion near Roseville is adequately equipped with Ford parts and ready for the upcoming season. In a rush? Check out our Quick Lane® Tire & Auto Center for speedy service while you wait!