Maintain Your Suspension for a Cold Colorado Winter

It's no secret that winter weather wreaks havoc on the roads in and around Colorado Springs during the winter season. We have rain, snow, ice and sleet that can cover the streets and create slick driving surfaces. Freezing temperatures and excess moisture can also lead to a lot of cracks and potholes. Water, grease, mud and road salt can also kick up underneath your vehicle while you drive and cause significant issues.

Suspension System Maintenance

All of these factors make Colorado winters pretty rough on your vehicle's suspension system. When it comes to safety and handling during difficult driving conditions, maintaining your suspension is extra important. You want your shocks/struts to be healthy to absorb all the bumps, cracks and potholes. You want your wheels in perfect alignment to avoid drifting and slipping on tight corners. You want your suspension parts to be clean and free of leaks, as grease and grime can hinder performance. You want all the sensitive components of your suspension system tuned up and dialed in for ideal handling and safety.

Time for a Winter Tune-Up?

It's usually a good idea to get your vehicle checked out and tuned up by a professional Colorado Springs auto repair shop before the winter season hits. However, it's never too late to take care of your suspension system and other important automotive maintenance needs. Brakes, tires, power steering, cooling system, oil changes, windshield wiper blades and the heating/defrosting system are all things you might want to have inspected to make sure everything is functioning correctly.

Vehicle Winterization at LightHouse Automotive

If you are in the Colorado Springs area, you can bring your car, truck or SUV into LightHouse Automotive for a full winter inspection and "winterization" before the worst of the weather hits our area over the next few months. We can look over your suspension system, brakes, tires and other systems. We can perform minor repairs and maintenance procedures to keep everything in tip-top shape. Above all else, we can provide extra peace of mind as you drive around every day in these demanding road conditions.

To schedule your suspension system inspection and tune-up or for all your vehicle's other winter maintenance and repair needs, call LightHouse Automotive today at (719) 465-0302 or schedule your service appointment online.

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