Make Sure Your Car is Ready for Winter
Winter is here. While many have been eagerly anticipating the first snowfall and the season’s unique brand of fun, there is someone who hasn’t been looking forward to the cold months. That person is your car. Winter means your vehicle has to work harder and weather conditions can damage your car and shorten its life.
Luckily, there are some steps that you can take to prepare your vehicle for the season’s challenges. Here are a few simple steps you can follow to keep it happy and healthy all winter long.
Steps for a Safe Season
Perform a round of regular maintenance. While you should also invest in regular maintenance during the warmer seasons, you should get your car inspected and fix any minor issues it’s experiencing before winter gets going. The cold can often exacerbate existing problems, making them more serious. The last you want when you’re driving on a snowy road is for your car to break down because of an issue that would have been easier to handle earlier.
Get an oil change. The conditions of winter can affect how the fluids in your car are working. Your oil, in particular, might need replacement. Cold temperatures can thicken your oil, making it less effective. Your service technicians should be able to recommend an oil that’s better suited to the cold.
Install Snow Tires. This is one of the most essential things you can do for your car during the winter. Why? Because nothing will ruin your car faster than a road accident. A proper pair of snow tires will provide the traction you need to avoid sliding and keep you on the road. That’s essential not just for your vehicle, but for your safety as well.
When you’re ready to prepare your car for winter, get in touch with the service center at Joe Morgan Honda. The staff at our location in Monroe, OH can handle anything you might need done. We can also provide deeper recommendations to help keep you and your car safe and sound for the entire winter.