While winter in Virginia might not be as harsh as it is in the northern states, it’s still important to make sure your Honda is ready to take on the colder temperatures ahead. These are some tips on how to winterize your Honda to make sure you don’t find yourself stranded on the side of the road.
Check your tires. When the weather fluctuates, so does your car’s tire pressure. Throughout the winter, make sure you check your pressure regularly to keep it within the recommended range. Also, make sure your tires have the right amount of tread to take on snowy or icy roads.
Keep an eye on your battery. Colder temperatures can affect the efficiency of your battery. Make sure you replace your battery if it’s older than five years to ensure you don’t find yourself with a dead battery when the temperatures drop.
Change out your windshield wipers. Ice, road grit, and snow can make it difficult to see through your windshield throughout winter. Make sure your wipers are in top condition by replacing them now.
Top off your fluids. Your car needs certain fluids to function. To ensure that it continues running well in the winter, top off your car’s coolant – also known as antifreeze. This will keep your engine from getting too cold. You should also fill up your windshield wiper fluid reservoir to help you keep your windshield clean.
If your car needs any attention before the winter gets into full swing, schedule a service appointment with Bill Page Honda and let us get your ride road-ready.