The winter months can take a toll on your car, which can result in a harder time getting around. Preparing your car for winter is a precautionary step that you’ll thank yourself for later. In addition to making sure your car, truck, or SUV is on its maintenance schedule, a service appointment at our Honda dealership in Kansas City, MO will help you drive with greater peace of mind. Continue reading to learn how to prepare your car for winter.
No one expects to, but it’s possible for you to get stranded in the middle of a blizzard or during frigid temperatures, which can be life threatening. Take care of any maintenance issues you’re aware of first. For example, if any warning lights are lit on your vehicle’s dashboard, have it checked immediately. While you’re at it, have the following components checked as well:
If your car battery dies in the middle of winter, you’re stuck calling a tow truck. While you wait, you can’t even keep warm because your car has no power.
Proper antifreeze levels keep your engine from freezing, which will surely disable your vehicle and leave you stranded.
Your tires, including the spare, should have an appropriate tread depth and pressure, which prevents you from having to change a tire in the snow.
Winter windshield wiper fluid won’t freeze and will help melt snow and ice.
Emergency Supply Kit
If you happen to get stranded or have to wait for assistance with your car, the following supplies could come in handy. Consider stocking your car with:
First aid kit
Snacks and nonperishables
Bonus Tip: If you get stuck in the snow, kitty litter or sand and a shovel will allow you to dig yourself out of the snow and create traction for your tires.
Need help preparing your vehicle for winter? Contact the factory-trained technicians at Honda of Tiffany Springs in Kansas City, MO to schedule a service appointment by calling (866) 205-1181.