How To Prep Your Car For Winter

November 26th, 2018 by

winding road covered with snow

As the winter New Jersey weather becomes worse, the roads become more hazardous and driving conditions become unpredictable. To prepare your car for the winter, t’s essential to install winter car accessories and more from Acura of Ocean. We can help you to winterize car exteriors and more to keep your Acura safe in inclement winter weather. Learn more about the ways to protect your model with us at Acura of Ocean.

Winter Car Prep Checklist

Having your vehicle inspected by a certified service center 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. Minor issues with your engine or transmission will turn into extreme problems if not dealt with before the winter arrives. There are also smaller aspects of your vehicle you’ll want to keep an eye on. To prep your car for the winter, you’ll want to check:

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

By keeping up with your vehicle maintenance checks, keeping fluids and fuel filled up, and tires fully-inflated, you’ll be in a better, more prepared position on the icy Freehold streets during the winter months. And while you have the option of checking them yourself, for the bigger checks, it’s recommended you bring your car into our Acura of Ocean service center so our Ocean mechanics can discover any issues you might miss.

Winter Car Interior Protection and Supplies

Protecting your car’s interior, as well as keeping it well stocked, is also a must in winter months. You’ll find that all-weather floor mats and even a winter car seat cover can make all the difference. When the worst conditions occur on the road, you’ll need to have an emergency vehicle kit. In the winter, you should always have these key winter car prep items on hand:

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

Keeping all of these supplies in your car might seem like a lot, but if you happen to get stuck on the side of the road with no heat, having an extra coat, a warm blanket, and something to eat will go a long way in ensuring your comfort and safety.

Winterize Your Car With Service at Acura of Ocean

Now that you know how to winterize your car by having your vehicle checked for maintenance issues, preparing a vehicle 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 in Ocean. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your vehicle, learn more car care tips such as how often to change your cabin filter, or if you have any questions about vehicle maintenance and auto service.

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