There’s no doubt that winter has arrived here in Alaska! Temperatures are dropping, snow is falling, and as you may soon realize, that will all start to take a toll on your vehicle. We recently shared why it’s important to keep your car clean—especially in the winter to remove gravel and sand—but it’s also essential to prep your car for the season by making small changes like installing new winter wiper blades and switching to winter tires.

Get a jump on winterizing your car for the Alaskan winter with the following tips!

  • Test your car battery
  • Clean battery terminals
  • Lubricate window weather stripping
  • Lubricate door locks
  • Lubricate latches and door hinges
  • Check tread depth on your tires
  • Check tire pressure
  • Switch to winter tires if necessary
  • Check coolant levels
  • Switch to winter wiper blades
  • Replace cabin air filters
  • Put together a winter emergency kit to store in the car (jumper cables, car tools, water, non-perishable foods, flashlight, flares, first aid kit, etc)
  • Keep gas tank half full at all times
  • Check four wheel drive
  • Change the oil

If you’ve checked all of these winterizing steps off of your list, you’re on your way to a safe winter of driving on the Alaskan roads. Visit us all winter long at Sudzy Salmon to clean off the dirt and grime of the season during our winter hours—Monday through Saturday 9-7, Sunday 10-6.

See you at the wash!

Sudzy Salmon Car Wash
13120 Old Glenn Highway
Eagle River, Alaska
Ph: 907-622-SUDZ (7839)
[email protected]

First Class Experience with an Alaskan Touch