Winter Vehicle Preparation

Prepare Your Toyota for the Winter in Indianapolis, IN

We are shifting into a winter-readiness mindset at Tom Wood Toyota as colder winter weather is before us. We have been thinking about our customers and their Toyota's readiness for sub-zero temperatures, adverse weather, and slippery roads. The best way to ensure peak reliability and performance in winter conditions is with a little winter preparation maintenance. We have organized several best-practices for our customers wanting to ready their vehicle for winter.


About Winter Preparation Maintenance

Winter in Indianapolis, IN features freezing temperatures and unpredictable weather including snow, wintery mix, and slick roads. Most primary automotive systems rely on components susceptible to sub-zero temperatures and significant temperature change between seasons. It is an excellent decision to inspect and service these components to ensure that your vehicle is ready for safe winter travels.

Winter Readiness Services at Tom Wood Toyota, Indianapolis, IN

Winter readiness is about inspecting vital parts and providing the service needed so that they are at their best when adverse weather arrives. You can ready your Toyota for winter with this recommended maintenance:

  • Battery Inspection with Electrical Testing. Batteries are notoriously susceptible to extreme temperatures. You should inspect the battery for physical deformities, leaking fluid, and corrosion. Good inspections include an electrical test that confirms its electrical performance.
  • Tires Inspection. You'll need good traction in slippery conditions. Few inspections are as important for winter readiness as a tire inspection that measures remaining tread depth, checks for rapid wear and sidewall damage, and adjusts inflation pressures to specifications.
  • Coolant Fluid/Antifreeze. Coolant fluid is not only necessary for engine heat regulation, but it also prevents water from freezing and causing engine damage. Be sure to check the coolant fluid/antifreeze, add more as needed, or get a coolant fluid exchange service if it has lost integrity.
  • HVAC Inspection. You'll need a good heater for comfortably safe driving in sub-zero temperatures. Be sure to verify that the heater blows out hot air before winter.
  • Windshield Wiper Blades. With a thin strip of rubber clearing the windshield for visibility in snow and ice, be sure to inspect the windshield wiper blades and replace them if they have lost integrity or are over a year old.
  • Winter Emergency Kit. Be sure to pack a winter emergency kit just in case. This kit should contain a blanket, warm clothing, ice scraper, first aid kit, food and water, jumper cables, phone recharge cable, and other items if you get stranded in sub-zero temperatures.


Tom Wood Toyota

6408 Crane Drive
Directions Whitestown, IN 46075

  • Sales: 3172972444
  • Service: (317) 298-2906

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  • Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
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Tom Wood Toyota: Your Source for Winter Preparation Maintenance in Indianapolis, IN

We are here to assist with your vehicle's winter readiness maintenance. Give us a call today to organize your vehicle's winter maintenance service for optimal winter readiness.

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