How To Prep Your Car for Winter

November 13th, 2018 by

car traffic in snowstormAs the winter approaches, it’s essential to get your vehicle ready with winter car accessories and more. We can help you to winterize car exteriors and prep your luxury car interior to keep your Acura in good condition and safe in harsh weather. Learn more about the ways to protect your car this winter with us at Acura of Avon.

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Winter Car Checklist

Having your vehicle checked out before starting any extensive winter prep is important to ensure your new Acura doesn’t have any issues that will only worsen if not repaired soon. There are also smaller aspects of your vehicle you’ll want to keep an eye on. Here’s what you’ll want to check:

  • Tire Pressure and tread depth
  • Windshield wiper fluid
  • Oil and oil filter
  • Battery
  • Engine coolant and antifreeze

By keeping these in check, filled up, and fully-inflated, you can drive safer on the icy West Hartford streets during the winter months. And while you have the option of checking them yourself, for the bigger checks, you can bring your car into our Acura of Avon service center.

Interior Protection and Supplies

Protecting the interior, as well as keeping it well stocked, is also a must. You’ll find that all-weather floor mats and even a winter car seat cover can make all the difference. When it comes to keeping a winter emergency kit in the vehicle, you’ll want to have the following at the ready:

  • Blankets
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight
  • First-aid kit
  • Small knife
  • Flares
  • Energy bars and water
  • Waterproof matches
  • Ice scraper
  • Extra set of gloves, hats, and coats

Keeping all this in your vehicle might seem like a lot, but if you happen to get stuck on the side of the road for a while with no heat, having an extra coat and maybe something to eat might help.

Winterize Your Car at Acura of Avon

Now that you know how to winterize a car by having your vehicle checked, preparing an emergency kit, and protecting your vehicle’s interior with accessories like infant car seat covers, you can have peace of mind while cruising through the ice and snow this winter. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your vehicle, learn more car care tips like how to rotate tires, or if you have any questions.