Vehicle Service Tips For The Winter Snow

Navigate The Winter Roads of Cranberry Township in a KIA!


The makers at KIA pride themselves on creating safe, efficient vehicles for any terrain - especially the snow! Us Wexford natives are no strangers to navigating through snowy roads. Today's modern vehicles such as the 2022 KIA Telluride, are designed to function through ice with lock grip KIA tires. However, one can never be too safe. The Jim Shorkey Kia of Wexford team advices preventative winter maintenance on your vehicle, before the roads fill with ice.  Our KIA Wexford team suggests  that car maintenance should be scheduled monthly. Jim Shorkey Automotive, one of the top Cranberry Township car dealerships, is happy to offer premium car service to the Cranberry, Wexford, and surrounding Pittsburgh areas! 




Below are 7 Vehicle Service Tips Before Driving in the Wexford Snow :

Purchase Snow Tires

When it comes to driving your car, truck, or SUV on the Wexford winter roads, snow tires are a must. There are specific vehicles that easily and safely drive in the snow such as the 2022 KIA Telluride, or KIA Soul with special snow KIA tires. However, with snow tires, any vehicle is guaranteed safer than without them! The service staff at Jim Shorkey KIA of Cranberry highly recommends getting snow KIA tires on your car.

Looking for a KIA dealership near me that offers this service? Look no further. Our Cranberry technicians are happy to help.

Check Your Brakes! 

Having properly working brakes is essential especially when driving the snow-filled Wexford roads. In the winter, your car's brakes must be in excellent working condition. Listen to the noises they make. Do they screech? Are they producing other noises? If you're driving your car after it's been sitting in the cold for a few days, start slowly in case the discs, calipers, or brakes have frozen. 

Bring your vehicle to the Jim Shorkey KIA Service Center for preventative brake service. Our Cranberry Township car dealership and service center is the top maintenance spot in the Wexford area! 

Make Sure Your Vehicle's Oil Levels are Suited for Low Tempuratures

Not only are proper KIA tires a must, but also oil! Although this winter car care tip seems quite like common knowledge, many people forget this crucial service step. You need to keep in mind that the cold Cranberry weather your vehicle endures, adversely affects the effectiveness of it's engine oil. During cold months of the Pittsburgh winter, your car's oil viscosity can become thicker than usual. When the oil is thick it decreases your car's overall engine circulation.


How is this avoided? Bring your vehicle to our Cranberry Township dealership! Our KIA technicians can use a thinner oil to fix the issue. Our KIA Wexford team at Jim Shorkey suggest that you consult your car’s owner’s manual to check winter oil viscosity. Our skilled mechanics always make sure to use the proper oil viscosity depending on the season.

Jim Shorkey Kia Spotlight Cars for The Winter:

2022 Kia Telluride

It's no secret the this KIA vehicle is a crowd favorite when it comes to reliable transportation. The 2022 Kia Telluride is stacked with KIA tires that allow you to drive on dirt, snow, sand, and more! Buy the new 2022 KIA Telluride or view KIA leasing options. Jim Shorkey KIA has new and used Telluride cars for sale in Wexford. Find a KIA dealership near me, today.   

The KIA Soul

New or used, the KIA Soul keeps its valuable touch. Like the Telluride, loyal KIA customers come back time and time again to purchase the Soul. Equipt with sturdy KIA tires, this vehicle can transport through the snow like a champ. Search a our inventory of used cars in Cranberry such as the used KIA Soul near me at Jim Shorkey of Wexford. In addition browse the 2022 KIA Soul or view KIA leasing options. Jim Shorkey KIA has new and used cars for sale in Cranberry. Find a KIA dealership near me, today.   

Winter Car Service at a KIA Dealership Near Me

Whatever you need to keep your KIA Forte, Sorento or other models we offer, Jim  Shorkey’s experienced team of service technicians and advisers are here to help. We have cars for sale in Wexford. Our Cranberry Township car dealership offers a full range of services, from collision repair to KIA tire rotations. If you’re looking for the best place to get original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts installed by people that know your vehicle, learn more about the offerings at our Kia service center in Wexford, PA.


View new vehicles such as the 2022 KIA Telluride and possible KIA leasing options. In addition, search used cars in Cranberry like a used KIA Soul near me. 

January 5, 2022
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