How To Prepare Your Acura For Winter

Acuras are reliable vehicles that can last long-term if they’re maintained well. When the winter season arrives, it’s important that the vehicle is prepared to ensure that it drives well in poor weather conditions. When you want to stay safe on the road in an Acura, there are a few important steps to take before you get behind the wheel.

Monitor Tire Pressure

According to accuweather.com, check your water pressure once a month in the winter season and use specific tires that can navigate icy roads. The tire pressure is prone to dropping in colder weather conditions and will not perform as well, which can reduce your traction on the road.

It’s also necessary to have an extra set of chains in the trunk of your car to use on certain roads where it’s recently snowed or is slippery. Snow tires with studs should be used for all four tires to reduce the risk of slipping and sliding on the road.

Add Wax to the Paint

The winter season can be damaging to the paint on your car once it rains or snows, making it essential to apply a coat of wax that offers protection. Road salt can also cause damage to the paint but won’t affect the quality of the car if it was recently waxed. Apply the product on the lower part of the vehicle, which includes on the grille and behind the wheels.

Refill the Fluids

According to dmv.org, winterizing your car will require checking and refilling the fluids every few weeks. Add the correct antifreeze and water mixture to prevent your radiator from freezing once the temperatures drop. The oil should also be replaced or topped off with a thinner oil for the season. Using freeze-resistant wiper fluid will also make it easier to see in harsh weather conditions and will keep your windshield cleaner.

If you want to schedule a test drive or view different models that are available, contact our dealership. Our representatives will introduce you to our extensive inventory and can also discuss financing options that are available.

 

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