The temperature is dropping, which means that winter is on the horizon. As the weather station starts predicting the chance of snow, it’s important you make sure your car is ready for this cold weather. Here are some tips on how to prepare your car for winter.
Keep an eye on your tires. Lower temperatures will cause your car’s tire pressure to decrease. Check your tire pressure regularly to ensure it’s always in the recommended range. Also, make sure your tires have a good amount of tread on them to ensure your car will get good traction out on the road.
Top off your fluids. There are a number of fluids that your car needs to keep it running smoothly in the colder weather. Make sure your car’s antifreeze – the fluid that keeps your engine from freezing over – is at the appropriate level, along with your car’s windshield wiper fluid. This fluid is necessary for ensuring you have perfect visibility when the roads get salty and winter weather hits.
Pack an emergency kit. You never know when you might find yourself stranded on the side of the road. Because of this, it’s important to be prepared. Pack an emergency winter kit for your car that is filled with supplies that will help you in winter weather. This includes items like blankets, warm clothes, extra gloves, a bag of sand for traction, a flashlight, road flares, a first-aid kit, an extra ice scraper, and some non-perishable snacks like granola bars.
Winter is a beautiful season full of celebrations and family get-togethers, but it can be extremely dangerous if you’re not well prepared. Set up an appointment with the service department at Jack Matia Honda and let our certified technicians prepare your car for winter.