Winter can be particularly brutal on vehicles with poor driving conditions on roads and cold temperatures that can affect your vehicle’s starting and performance. It can be unsafe if your vehicle is not properly prepared to handle these conditions, especially if you live in northern regions where temperatures regularly drop below zero. Services like a wiper blade inspection allow mechanics to determine the efficacy of the wipers. They will also change washer fluid to winter-blend, so ice and dirt on the windshield will be better dealt with. A roadside safety kit will help for small emergencies. It is best to be prepared in winter conditions to avoid accidents or breakdowns.
Our auto technicians will perform various services during a winterization service, including brake inspection, for proper stopping on icy roads. They will also check or replace engine coolant & antifreeze. This should be adjusted in colder climates for correct antifreeze protection. A tire inspection that is included will indicate performance and wear. An upgrade to winter-specific tires may be recommended depending on location and conditions.
There are numerous benefits to winterizing your vehicle. You will make your vehicle safer, and it will maintain proper stopping as well as overall performance. Also, comfort and a more pleasurable driving experience will be maintained. There are many individual services included in winterization. Some services that will help are:
The colder the climate is where you live, the more impact it will have on your vehicle if you neglect this service. Your battery may die, and your vehicle may not start. Poorly treaded tires can be a hazard too. If your windshield is damaged, visibility can be affected. For these reasons and others, getting your vehicle inspected and properly winterized will make your vehicles safer and more dependable when the temps drop.
Give us a call or visit Serra Honda of O’Fallon, IL to schedule an appointment to prepare your vehicle for the winter. We also serve Fairview Heights, Shiloh, Belleville, and East St. Louis. Our qualified and professionally trained auto technicians are up to date on the latest Honda vehicle information and services. When you winterize your Honda vehicle, you can be assured it will be operating smoothly and stay protected through the cold winter months.