Prepare Your Car For Winter

November 28th, 2018 by

snow covered road

Prepare your car for the coming winter by protecting your Honda model as well as being prepared yourself in case of an emergency. Whether you need to prepare your emergency kit or need to have your vehicle serviced, we at Rockingham Honda can help. Contact our Salem dealership today to fully prepare your car for the roads ahead.

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How To Prep Your Car for Winter

Start off by protecting your vehicle’s interior with winter seat covers and all-weather floor mats to avoid winter damage inside your new Honda. It’s also important to put together an emergency winter kit filled with nonperishable food, water, and extra clothing like coats and gloves to keep you warm in case you end up on the side of the road with no heat. A few other things to keep in your vehicle include:

  • Blankets
  • Flashlight
  • First-aid kit
  • Jumper cables
  • Flares
  • Waterproof matches
  • Ice scraper

Making sure you’re prepared for the worst means you won’t have to worry if the time comes that your vehicle can’t handle the icy Methuen streets. And having a snack handy is always a good thing.

Mechanical Checklist

Also important is having your vehicle checked, inflated, and topped-off before the winter weather truly hits. The best way to protect your vehicle from winter damage is to ensure it’s properly running beforehand. Be sure to keep your oil fresh, battery charged, tired properly inflated, and fluids topped-off including:

  • Engine coolant
  • Antifreeze
  • Windshield wiper fluid

Also, have the tire tread checked to ensure your tires will last through the winter. You’ll want to keep an eye on all of these components as if they aren’t kept up with, they can worsen or cause more serious issues with the extreme weather change.

Prep Your Car for Winter at Rockingham Honda

After you get your kit together, check out the Honda accessories available to keep your Honda interior like new this winter. In need of a new part? Let us order a genuine Honda part to fix the issue. Also, contact our service department to schedule your car service appointment and have your vehicle in top shape before the winter comes.

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