We all prepare for the arrival of winter each year in a number of ways, including readying our cars for harsh weather conditions and bitter cold temperatures. If you’d like advice and assistance as you prep your vehicle for winter, look no further than your local Mazda dealer in Hartford, CT.

Tips for Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter

Connecticut drivers know that winter is difficult to predict, but that’s why it’s even more important to prepare as much as you can for whatever the season brings—well in advance of winter’s official arrival.

That’s where winterizing your vehicle comes in: essentially, this is a catch-all term for various precautions and checks you should perform to ensure your car is in tip-top shape for the coldest months of the year.

A few things you can take care of on your own include examining and monitoring your tires and tire pressure, keeping winter-appropriate windshield wiper fluid (with deicer) topped off and plenty on hand, and preparing an emergency kit with supplies such as extra food, blankets, and spark plugs.

Of course if you find that your tires are worn and potentially due for replacement, the Mazda service center professionals at Liberty Mazda can advise on winter tires. Even if your tires seem to be in good shape, we recommend having one of our technicians take a look. While you’re here, we’d also advise a full fluid check–including coolant and antifreeze levels–an oil check, battery check, and making sure your exhaust and heating systems are in proper working order.

Are you ready to tackle winterizing your vehicle? Make your next appointment at your nearby Mazda service center today.