Winter is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you can prepare your car for the harsh weather to come. These tips should help you get your car winter ready.
Give your car’s cabin a deep clean. While the weather’s still nice, clean out your car’s interior, giving it a thorough vacuum and wipe down. You never know when you will get the chance to do it again in warmer temperatures.
Make sure you have your winter tools. Don’t get caught stuck in the snow without a shovel to dig yourself out. Make sure you pack emergency tools that you’ll need as the temperatures drop, including a shovel, flashlight, jumper cables, ice scraper, a bag of sand, flares, and extra warm clothing, just in case.
Check the fluid levels. From the windshield wiper fluid to the coolant, make sure your vehicle’s fluids are at the right levels to keep it in working order.
Keep an eye on the battery. Cold temperatures can affect the battery’s effectiveness, so you want to be sure it’s in tiptop shape for the winter season. If your vehicle is due to get a new battery, do this before the temperature drops too much to avoid getting stranded with a car that won’t start.
Change out the tires for winter. Winter roads means ice, snow, and rain, which can really do a number on your traction. Come get a set of winter tires at Nissan Downtown so you can get better traction on the road when the weather gets rough.