How to Get Your Car Ready for Winter Driving?

A person holding a windshield wiper of a car

As winter approaches, many well-prepared drivers have already begun thinking about how they can get their cars ready for winter driving. If you have not, don’t worry, there is still plenty of time to get your car ready for the cold and snowy winter. Driving in the winter months is quite different than in the summer because the colder temperatures can be much more impactful on the performance of your vehicle than the heat can be in the summer. If you want to learn more about what you have to do to get your car ready for winter driving, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn more about how to prepare your car for driving in the winter.

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5 Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Winter

  1. Winter Automotive Service. When you schedule winter automotive service, you’ll be able to get your car ready for winter driving. Services include a variety of inspections to ensure that your vehicle is ready for the cold months ahead. Some of the winter automotive services include checking your battery, evaluating tire condition and levelling off any fluids, especially your washer fluid.
  2. Install Winter Tires. Having the right tire and tread on your vehicle when driving on snow-covered roads is incredibly important if you want your car to maintain good traction. Not only do winter tires help you not get stuck when driving on snow-covered roads, they also help improve safety.
  3. Pack a Winter Safety Kit in Your Car. Nobody wants their car to break down on the road, but if it does, you’ll want to be ready. Having a winter safety kit in your car will help ensure that you’re ready for anything, especially if you have to wait for help to arrive.
  4. Install New Wiper Blades. With the snow and ice melting on your windshield and then freezing again while you’re driving, new wiper blades will have a better chance of giving you a clear view of the winter road ahead of you. 
  5. Make Sure Your Heater and Defrosters are Working. Windows fog up in the winter when you’re driving so you’ll want to make sure your front and rear window defrosters are working properly so you can see out of them when driving. Having a working heater is also key to winter driving for obvious reasons.

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If you would like to learn more about how to get your car ready for winter driving and would like to schedule an appointment with our service department, please contact Parkway Nissan, today,  and we’ll be happy to help you get ready for the cold months ahead.

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