How To Prepare Your Car for Winter in New Jersey

November 17th, 2018 by

2019 Honda CR-V Parked in the Snow

As the New Jersey winter approaches, it’s crucial to get your vehicle ready with winter car accessories and more from Mahwah Honda. We can help you to protect your car’s exterior and more to keep your Honda safe in harsh winter New Jersey weather. Learn more about protecting your car this winter with our reliable mechanics in Mahwah.

Winter Car Maintenance Checklist

Having your Honda car or SUV checked out before starting any extensive winter prep is important to ensure your car doesn’t have any existing maintenance issues that are unnoticed, which in the winter weather, will only worsen if not repaired soon. Other than the more serious engine, transmission and internal monitoring systems, there are also smaller parts 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 and oil filter
  • Battery Condition
  • Engine coolant and antifreeze

By keeping an eye on these vehicle maintenance checks, keeping your fluids filled up, and your tires fully-inflated, you can drive safer on the icy Ramsey 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 Mahwah Honda service center.

Car Interior Protection and Supplies for Winter Weather

Protecting the interior, as well as keeping it well stocked, is also a must. You’ll find that all-weather floor mats and even a winter car seat cover can make all the difference. When it comes to keeping a winter emergency kit in the vehicle, you’ll want to have the following at the ready:

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

Keeping all these emergency equipment 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.

Winterize Your Honda at Mahwah Honda

Now that you know how to winterize your car by having your vehicle inspected and checked, preparing a winter vehicle 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 our Honda dealership today to schedule an appointment for your vehicle, learn more car care tips, or if you have any questions.