How To Prep Your Car for Winter

December 14th, 2018 by

Nissan Sentra

As the harsh winter weather approaches, it's crucial to get your car ready with winter car accessories and more from Manchester City Nissan. We can help you to winterize car exteriors and offer Nissan accessories like car mats and more to keep your Nissan in top condition in harsh weather. Contact our Manchester City service center more about the ways to protect your model with us at Manchester City Nissan.

Winter Car Checklist

Having your vehicle checked out before starting any extensive winter prep is important to ensure your new Nissan doesn't have any issues that will only worsen if not repaired soon. There are also smaller aspects of your vehicle you'll want to keep an eye on. Here's what you'll want to check:

  • Tire Pressure and tread depth
  • Windshield wiper fluid
  • Oil levels and oil filter
  • Battery condition
  • Engine coolant and antifreeze

By keeping these in check, especially getting your oil filled up and getting your oil changed regularly, keeping your tires fully-inflated, you can drive safer on the icy Vernon streets during the winter months. And while you have the option of checking them yourself, for the bigger checks, you can bring your car into our Manchester City Nissan service center for our reliable mechanics to get the job done right the first time.

Car Interior Protection and Emergency Supplies

Protecting your car’s interior, as well as keeping your car well stocked with emergency supplies in case of stall, is also an absolute must. You'll find that all-weather floor mats and even a winter car seat cover can make all the difference to protect your car’s interior. When it comes to keeping a winter emergency kit in your car, you'll want to have the following at the ready:

  • Blankets
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight
  • First-aid kit
  • Small knife
  • Flares
  • Energy bars and water
  • Waterproof matches
  • Ice scraper
  • Extra set of gloves, hats, and coats

Keeping all this in your vehicle might seem like a lot, but if you happen to get stuck on the side of the road for a while with no heat, having an extra coat and maybe something to eat might help.

Make Sure Your Car is Winterized at Manchester City Nissan

Now that you know how to winterize a car by having your vehicle checked, preparing an emergency kit, and protecting your vehicle's interior with accessories like infant car seat covers, you can have peace of mind while cruising through the ice and snow this winter. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your vehicle, learn more car care tips, like how often you should change your oil, or if you have any questions about restaurants near Hartford.

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