During the winter months, there are a few preventative measures that you can take to ensure that your vehicle operates as it should in all aspects. An oil change and a new filter are among the first places to start so that the oil flows a bit easier through your motor. Consider changing your tires to those that have a better tread on them for driving in winter weather. If you live in an area where there is a lot of snow and ice, consider putting chains on your tires right before a storm arrives. Even if there isn’t a lot of snow where you live, winter tires will provide better traction on cold surfaces because of the difference in the tread from tires that you would use in the summer months. Road Runner Auto Care in Apple Valley can change the tires on your car while examining your brakes and other front-end components.