How should I prepare my vehicle for winter
Volkswagen winter service FAQs

How Should I Prepare My Volkswagen Vehicle for Winter?

Get answers about preparing your Volkwagen winter

Checking the tread level on your vehicle’s tires is one of the most important ways to make sure it’s ready for winter. We may not get much snow in Seattle, but the rain can still cause dangerous road conditions if your tires don’t have enough tread. Since we do get so much rain, it’s also important to make sure that your vehicle’s windshield wipers are working well--and if they’re not, install a new set immediately. While you’re at it, make sure your headlights aren’t cloudy or scuffed. Loss of control and lack of visibility are two of the biggest dangers in winters here, and taking care of these three things can make a world of difference.

Stop in to prepare your Volkswagen for winter in Seattle, WA
Get your vehicle ready for winter at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard

What If I’m Headed Somewhere Snowier?

We may not get much snow in Seattle, but winter travel could take you to a place where snow is the norm--and additional preparations are necessary. If you plan on spending time in a snowier area over the winter, consider investing in a set of winter tires. Additionally, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re prepared for any snow-related delay or accident. We recommend packing an emergency winter kit with items that include a change of clothes and shoes, warm blankets, tire chains, a small shovel, sand, and non-perishable food and water. If you get stuck in a blizzard or run into a snowdrift, these items can make a big difference.

Schedule service online for your Volkswagen

Contact Carter Volkswagen in Ballard With More Questions or To Schedule Service

If you still have questions, never fear--the experts at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard will be glad to help. Simply give us a call or use our online form and we’ll be glad to answer any more questions. You can also schedule service this way. We look forward to seeing you at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard, located at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.

Order parts online at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard

Get Hassle-Free Service at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard, Located in Seattle

Carter Volkswagen in Ballard is the home of the Carter Advantage, and it informs everything we do. When it comes to service, we want to make sure that you have the best possible experience. This starts with our expert technicians, who are factory trained and certified. They have plenty of experience with the high-quality German engineering in your Volkswagen vehicle, and they’ll use only genuine OEM and VW-approved parts, filters, fluids, and accessories. Their expertise means that they’ll get the job done right the first time. Our prompt shuttle service, complimentary Wi-Fi, and Saturday service are designed to make your service experience that much more convenient. We look forward to serving you at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard.

Service Dept Hours

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM