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Winter Fun in Calcium

Photo by Filip Bunkens on Unsplash


Welcome to another wonderful December in Calcium! We’re so glad you’re a part of our community, and we hope you and your family have had a wonderful 2021. If you’re looking for something to get you in the holiday spirit, we’re pleased to say you have options! (If you want some options closer to home, here’s last year’s look at lights displays!)


The Holiday Season in New York State offers so much to do. There’s skiing, snowboarding, ziplining, dogsledding, ice fishing, ice biking, and snowmobiling -- and that’s just the obvious things. There are also winter villages and holiday markets to discover all over this great state.


If you’re planning to go out in search of some of these wonderful things, it might be time to winterize your car.


When it comes to winterizing your car, Service Plus strongly recommends the following services before traveling in upstate New York:


Change your tires - It’s time for those winter tires, and if you’re headed somewhere rural, it’s time for snow chains.

Top Up the Fluid Levels - It’s always a good idea to ensure that your fluids -- coolant, transmission, brake, oil, and wipers-- are full.

Get the Oil Filter changed - Even if you do it early, it’s worth it to know you had it done and that you’re covered for many miles.

Check Your Heat - If your air conditioning can’t provide you with the heat you need now, how will it be if your car breaks down?

Check the Brakes - If you have any reason to doubt your brakes, now is the time to take a look.

Belts and Hoses - How long has it been since these had a peek?

Check the Battery - Beware of corrosion!

Check the Lights - You can’t see without ‘em, and cars can’t see you without ‘em.


Service Plus Automotive has been part of the Calcium, NY community since 1992; the majority of our team are parents too! That is why we use high-quality products, and we provide an exceptional peace-of-mind warranty. Please schedule an appointment today to have our top-notch ASE-certified auto mechanics service your vehicle!


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