How To Prep A Car for Winter

2021 Honda Pilot driving in the snow

Winter may be a time of celebration and travel, but all that time on the road can wreak havoc on your car. From the frigid temperatures to the slick roads in Louisville, learning how to prep a car for winter can help you avoid major headaches this holiday season. Get to know our top winter car prep tips, and stop by Fisher Honda to get your car ready for the cold weather ahead!

Winter Car Prep Tips

Learning how to prep a car for winter isn’t difficult, and these simple maintenance services can give you major peace of mind on the Longmont roads. Here are just a few of the top winter car prep tips from our service center:

  • Check your battery: Cold weather is hard on your car’s battery, so consider a battery test before the coldest weather hits Broomfield. You can also check your battery cables and terminals for any damage at home.
  • Check your tire pressure: As temperatures drop, so does your tire pressure. Good tire pressure is crucial for both traction and efficiency, so check your pressure monthly.
  • Consider winter tires: Winter tires offer better grip and control in particularly snowy, icy regions. Our tire center can help you find just the right option for your vehicle.
  • Regular brake checks: Wet conditions can cause rust to build up on your brakes, compromising your safety and performance. Add regular brake inspections to your winter maintenance routine to ensure that everything is functioning properly.
  • Check your coolant levels: Your engine needs coolant to work smoothly, and you can even check your coolant levels in your own garage. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual to learn what type of coolant is best for your make and model, and pick up supplies at our parts department.
  • Change your oil: Engine oil thickens in the winter, which means it doesn’t flow as easily in the cold. Scheduling an oil change allows you to start off the season fresh.
  • Fill your wiper fluid and replace the wiper blade: Freeze-resistant wiper fluid and heavy-duty wiper blades are great options for harsh winter weather. These additions will stand up to the snow, sleet, and salty debris that you may encounter on the roads.
  • Keep the tank topped off: During winter months, your empty tank can build up moisture that dilutes your fuel. This can cause strain on your vehicle’s fuel pump and other parts, so try to keep your tank topped off in the cold.
  • Check your heater: No one wants to drive in the freezing weather, so check your heating system well before the worst of winter arrives – and you’ll be glad that you did!

Prep Your Vehicle with Help from Fisher Honda

We’ve gone through the process of how to prep your car for winter, but our expert technicians have even more tricks up their sleeves! Schedule your appointment at Fisher Honda to learn more winter car care tips as we get your car ready for the coldest time of year. Contact us with any questions!

 

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