Here in Fletcher, NC, winter can be intimidating for drivers, sometimes even scary, given our close proximity to the mountains. As a result, winterizing our vehicles in preparation for the colder months is an important part of driving safety. If you’re a driver, especially if you’re a parent concerned for the safety of your children, you might be wondering how to best go about protecting your loved ones by winterizing your vehicle.
Car batteries can last a long time if properly cared for, but extreme temperatures can dramatically reduce battery capacity. Have your battery tested by a professional before winter hits.
Regular chores like oil changes, flushing and replacing coolant, and any other maintenance you’ve been avoiding should be repaired, checked, or changed in advance.
It never hurts to be prepared. Keep blankets, nonperishable food items, a bag of sand or kitty litter (for getting out of slippery ditches), a flashlight, and other emergency items in case you get stranded.
Snow tires are critical in the wintertime because they have more traction than all-season tires, which is what most vehicles come standard with.
If you need help winterizing your car or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our service department at Apple Tree Honda.