Winter Vehicle Care

at Wherley Motors Ford

Your vehicle works hard to keep you warm and safe in the winter. Let's do our part by performing scheduled maintenance and inspections. These tips will help ensure your vehicle is prepared for the winter travel and driving directions.

Wash and Wax

Start with a wash and wax. A thorough wash and wax will help with potential corrosion from prolonged exposure to road salt and ice. Remember to consider the undercarriage and wheel-wells where salt can build up, and may not immediately be visible.

Suspension and Alignment

For a smooth ride ahead, have your suspension and wheel alignment inspect­ed. Potholes can severely damage shocks and struts. Inspecting and maintaining could prevent costly repairs and replacements in the future.

Tire Pressure

Maintain tire pressure. Cold air during the winter months can change air pressure in tires. Let's make sure all your tires are properly inflated and balanced. You can easily check inside your door, and find out what the proper air pressure should be. Don't forget to check the pressure on your spare tire.

Batteries and Plugs

Your batteries and plugs provide the energy to start your car. They work harder in the winter. Winter stress can compromise their performance. Testing and replacing weak batteries or electrical components at least every three years can help you avoid a costly tow down the road.


When the snow starts to melt, be sure to have your brakes inspected. This is the most im­portant part of your car aside from the engine, and keeping it maintained (including hoses, lines, brake pads and fluid) should be priority.

Call us today for your winter maintenance service needs.
Winters in our town can be tough, and no one wants to be stuck out in it.


  • Monday 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

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Wherley Motors Inc.

309 5th Street
Directions International Falls, MN 56649

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