As the temperature dips and the snow begins to fall, one thing becomes clear: driving is about to get a bit more difficult. But it doesn’t have to be a complete headache. There are maintenance tasks you can complete ahead of time to make sure winter weather is no match for your Honda. Here are five tasks that will have your Honda ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store:
1. Fix under performing climate control systems or defrosters for your Honda: Both of these are winter MVPs — so make sure they’re in top condition before winter rolls around. A functioning climate control system keeps you and your passengers warm, while a defroster assures you can see through the windshield when your car faces freezing temperatures.
2. Consider switching your oil in your Honda: Maybe you’ve had a hunch for a while that you should switch to synthetic oil. Well winter might be the perfect time to actually pull the trigger. Synthetic oil flows more freely and doesn’t require warming up, which can make it easier to get your car started on those cold winter mornings. And if you aren’t ready to go full synthetic, consider a synthetic blend, which is mixed with conventional oil.
3. Check your lighting on your Honda: Now that it’s winter, it’s going to get darker earlier. You want to make sure all of your lights are in excellent condition so that you can safely make it down dark roads. Fix any bulbs that are out before the winter. And if you have a feeling your lights are a little foggy or giving off a weird color, it might be time to take it into the shop to be looked at by an expert.
4. Is your Honda battery performing well?: Batteries have to work harder in cold weather. So if you feel as though your battery is under performing in warm weather, you could be in for a rude awakening once temperatures plummet. Get a battery replacement as soon as possible if you think your battery isn’t up to snuff.
Preparing your Honda for any and all weather is crucial if you want to keep you and your family safe.
Contact the experts at LexService and they can answer any question you might have about maintenance for your Honda or other Japanese vehicle in Torrance, Harbor City, Los Angeles and Artesia. They also offer service, maintenance, and repairs on all Japanese car models, in case you do think it’s time to prepare for winter weather. Don’t just drive safe — drive smart!