Knowing when and how to prep your car for the winter months is a crucial skill. Here are a few pointers.
Check Tire Pressure Regularly
Cold temperatures cause tires to lose their air pressure faster. As a result, you’ll lose traction and get worse fuel economy. Check and fill your tires regularly.
Test Your Battery
When the air gets cold, your battery is also affected, often lowering its capacity. Make sure your battery can take the extreme drop in temperature.
Invest In New Wiper Blades
Wipers do a lot of work in the winter when it comes to moving slush, grime, and ice out of the way, so a new set is definitely in order.
Replace and Clean Exterior Lights
Visibility is critical in the winter, so make sure you check your headlights, taillights, turn signals, and all other exterior lights to ensure they work. Additionally, try cleaning headlight covers on the inside for brighter lights.
Add a Coat of Wax
Most people think finishing the exterior of their car with wax is purely a cosmetic thing. It preserves the color and prevents the usual wear and tear that comes with age. However, a coat of wax can also prevent corrosive road salt from damaging the lower half of your vehicle.
If you need any help when you prep your car for winter, let us know here at Jack Matia Honda.