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How to Prepare a Car for Winter

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If you’re wondering how to prepare a car for winter, you’ve come to the right place. The anticipation of a long winter ahead can feel daunting, especially if you have a Toledo commute. With these winter car prep tips from our service experts at Victory Honda Monroe, your car will be more prepared than ever for the cold months ahead.



Winter Car Prep Tips

There are several precautions you can take before and during the winter months to ensure your car is in optimal condition and gets you to your destination safely and efficiently:

  • Inspect your tires and consider installing snow tires if you’re due for new ones.
  • Check tire pressure weekly, as tires tend to deflate once the temperature dips below 32 degrees.
  • Have your brakes checked by a professional.
  • Replace brake and windshield fluids with winter-friendly formulas that won’t freeze.
  • Replace wiper blades so they can efficiently clear off snow and sludge.
  • Ensure your heater is working properly.
  • Inspect your battery and have it replaced if necessary.
  • Always try to keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid freezing.

Following these winter car prep tips will keep money in your pocket and save you headaches in the long run. Before scheduling any services with us, be sure to check out our service specials to save yourself even more money!

Helpful Items to Have in Your Car for Winter

In addition to taking the steps above, we recommend keeping a few key items in your car this winter in case the unexpected happens, including:

  • Ice scraper
  • Blankets
  • Flashlight
  • Water
  • Jumper cables
  • First aid kit
  • Bag of sand or cat litter for additional traction

Get Your Car Prepared for this Winter with Victory Honda Monroe

Our team of service experts at Victory Honda Monroe near Taylor are eager to help you with any services you need to prepare your Honda vehicle for winter. Set up an appointment today with our schedule service tool, or if you have any additional questions about how to prep a car for winter, feel free to contact us online or stop in at our dealership in Monroe!


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