Winter is coming, and now is the perfect time to start preparing your vehicle. For locals in Amherst, NY, this winter's flurrying forecast is projected to bring snow. Lots of it. But with snow also comes many other factors, including ice, frigid temps, and blistering winds. As we ease out of Autumn and the last of the foliage dwindles from the once-colorful treetops, we recommend you get a kickstart on winterizing your vehicle this season. Here are some helpful tips from the seasoned service crew members at Northtown Honda:

  1. Tires, Tires, Tires - We can't say it enough. Tires are your saving grace when it comes to navigating the frost-ridden roads of Buffalo. Check to make sure that your vehicle's tires still have adequate tread and aren't bald. Feel for spots along the outside of your tire that are worn down, indicating that you'll need to get new tires right away. If you're a frequent traveler on the roads during winter, you may benefit from installing a set of winter tires on your vehicle.
  2. Fluids Under the Hood - Imagine being dehydrated and stranded out in the cold. Now think about your vehicle thirsty for fluids when the temperature drops below freezing in Kenmore, NY. To avoid a situation like this, it's important to be diligent in checking the fluids underneath your hood. You want to keep tabs on the quality of your motor oil, as well as the amount of windshield wiper fluid and brake fluid that you have left in the tank.
  3. Prep For Emergency Cases - Nobody likes thinking about what can go wrong. But when things do go bad, you must be prepared to battle the elements. It's easy to get stuck on the side of the roads in North Tonawanda, NY, in your car. You could be far from home and even out of cell reception, but remember, the clock is always ticking. To ensure the safety of you and your passengers, we recommend packing an emergency kit, including the following: extra warm clothes, water, non-perishable food, safety gear, a way to make fire, a small shovel, headlamp, and road flares.

Learn More at Northtown Honda

For more information, please call or contact us online from your home in Tonawanda. We look forward to helping you winterize your vehicle this season!

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