With winter months fast approaching, the team at Vorderman Volkswagen compiled a few tips to ensure your vehicle is prepared to drive on snowy roads. From inspecting vital equipment on your vehicle, to preparing for an emergency, the Vorderman VW team has you covered. Check out our tips below for safe driving during inclement Fort Wayne, IN winters, and then schedule your winter-prep service appointment by calling (260) 489-7900


Tires are the only part of your Volkswagen that comes in contact with the pavement, making them a vital part of your vehicle. In preparation for the winter months, it is important to check your tire tread to ensure your tires have the proper traction necessary to travel safely on snowy or icy roads. During the winter months, it is recommended that you monitor your tire pressure closely because it can drop once the air becomes colder. You can even have winter tires put on your Volkswagen for increased traction and more precise handling in the snow. Check out our VW tire store for more information about the tires your vehicle needs. 

Battery Fluids

In cold weather, your vehicle's battery capacity decreases significantly, so we recommend having your battery tested to ensure it is properly functioning. If you typically keep your vehicle outside during the winter months, you may have difficulty starting your car if your battery needs to be replaced. Any visible leaking of fluid on or around the battery means it is time to replace it. You can have your battery checked or replaced at Vorderman Volkswagen by scheduling an appointment using our online form

Be Prepared for Emergencies

Inclement winter weather in Fort Wayne, IN can make for dangerous driving conditions, so it is vital to be prepared for an emergency at all times. Our experts recommend keeping equipment such as jumper cables, a flashlight, a tire pressure gauge, and a first aid kit in your vehicle all winter long. Be sure to completely remove any snow and ice from your vehicle before getting behind the wheel to ensure your safety and the safety of other drivers.

Schedule a Service Appointment at Vorderman VW

Do you need to schedule a service appointment at Vorderman VW in Fort Wayne, IN before the winter months? Schedule your appointment now to have your vehicle inspected by filling out our online form, or by calling (260) 489-7900