How to Get Your Car Winter Ready

Get Your Car Winter Ready | Toronto, ON

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.

3 Spring Car Maintenance Tips to Give Your Car A Fresh Start

Spring Car Maintenance - Toronto, ON

Winter is gone, which means warmer weather is here and it’s time for the fresh start of spring. Why not give your Nissan a breath of fresh air? Here at Nissan Downtown, we’ve put together some spring car maintenance tips that will give your vehicle a new lease on life.

 

Change your windshield wipers. Frosty conditions throughout the winter months have probably done a number on your windshield wipers. That’s why spring is the perfect time to change your blades. Keep in mind that this should be done every six months.

 

Clear out the clutter. Most of us are guilty of collecting various things in our cars throughout the winter months. After all, who wants to clean out their car in the cold? Take the spring to de-clutter your car, getting rid of any trash or items that don’t belong. You can also take the time to organize your glovebox to make finding essential paperwork easier.

 

Give your car a thorough bath. Winter’s grit and salt can really impact your car’s exterior, so giving it a clean when the weather warms up is a good idea. Make sure you scrub it down and add a coat of wax to seal your car’s paint from the elements. Also, don’t forget to wash your car’s undercarriage to prevent future rusting.

 

Book your service appointment today at Nissan Downtown.