Ice, snow, and sludge—these are just three of the many dangerous driving conditions associated with winter. It’s important to prepare your car for the winter season in order to stay safe on the road, and such services can also help to extend the life of your car. We at Basney Honda have created a list of some of the top things to do before winter hits.
There’s less daylight in the winter, which is one reason you should consider buying a light restoration kit. Are your lights yellow or dim? You may need to remove a thin layer of plastic from the light cover using a special kit—a simple procedure for most drivers. While you’re at it, you should also check to make sure that all your lights are working.
Next, have a professional test the battery. The electrical system takes a particular toll in the winter due to cold weather, one reason it’s important to make sure you have a proper charge. Even if your battery is holding a charge, if it’s more than five years old, you may want to get a new one to be safe.
Take care of tires during the winter to improve handling. Tire pressure dips in cold weather, so be sure to fill the tires when they get low. Additionally, you may also need to check the tire tread using the penny test. Flip a penny upside down and place it in the middle of the tread. If you see above Abe’s head, the tread is too low.
Additionally, you should also be sure to top off fluids, check the heating system, and prepare a roadside emergency kit. Want a professional to take a look at your car? Visit our helpful service center.