11 Things You Need To Do To Your Mustang Before Winter

Posted 10/19/2016 by Tyler Rodriquez

If you own a Mustang, here are 11 things you should do before winter hits!

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1. Oil Change

With the dropping temperatures, you are going to want to make sure your engine is properly lubricated for top notch performance!
Oil Change


2. Air Filter Change

Probably one of the simplest maintenance services, changing your air filter is a quick and easy way to make sure your motor is getting proper air flow and gas mileage.


3. Coolant Flush

One of the most important maintenance services for winter prep is flushing your cooling system. You will want to make sure to use the proper coolant as well as check your radiator, thermostat and hoses before the cold weather hits!


4. Check/Change Tires

Tires are an easy one to look over but play the most important roll in winter driving. Check for any irregular tire wear, improperly inflated tires, and overall tire condition.


5. Check Heater Function

An easy part to look over before it's too late is the heater function. Run your heater before it gets to cold to make sure everything is working properly so you can stay warm in those frigid winter months!


6. Replace Wiper Blades

With winter, comes rain and snow. A set of new windshield wiper blades is cheap insurance to make sure your line of sight is not obscured in any way.


7. Inspect All Lights

The last thing you want to do in the cold weather is be pulled over for a headlight or taillight that is out. Make sure to inspect all bulbs and housings for parts that need to be replaced.


8. Have Your Brakes Checked

Winter driving requires a brake system that is functioning at it's best. Have your brakes checked out to make sure your Mustang is safe for winter driving.


9. Check Your Exhaust

While usually overlooked, salt from deicing roads can cause exhaust systems to rust out. Visually inspect your exhaust components for any rust and replace as needed.


10. Check Your Battery

Don't get left stranded in the cold! Have your battery checked for proper performance and make sure to check those cables and connections for corrosion. Clean or replace as needed.


11. Pick Up a Car Cover

Not driving your car in the winter? Pick up a Mustang car cover to keep the dirt and grime off of it!