Get Your Car Winter Ready!

I know we don’t want to think about it yet, but it’s going to happen, winter is coming. Before winter hits, you’ll want to winterize your car. There are many tips on how to winterize your car, so we came up with a few that will get you going in the right direction.


Oil Change. An old change is one of the easiest maintenance necessities. Not getting your oil changed frequently enough or allowing oil levels to run too low can ruin your car’s engine. Newer Honda’s have a percent oil minder. It is recommended that you change your oil at 15% or every 6 months, whichever comes first. Not sure if you need an oil change? Ask one of our knowledgeable Service Advisors.

Check the lights. Having proper working lights will keep you and other vehicles safe on the roads. You don’t want to be stuck with only one headlight during one of Wisconsin’s famous snow storms.

Replace wiper blades. Wiper blades are meant to clear the windshield so the driver can see clearly. Cracked or worn blades won’t do an adequate job and you’ll see streaks on your windshield.

Check your battery. Nothing is worse than being late for work or an appointment and your car won’t start. A fully charged battery is necessary to start a car in cold weather. One of our technicians can run a battery test for you and give you an accurate reading and help you decided if your battery needs to be replaced.

Check all fluid levels. This includes the coolant level, washer fluid, transmission, brake and power steering fluids. Our Service Department will happily top off fluids for you.

Leave it to the professionals

Stop by Wilde East Towne Honda. The easiest way to get your car ready for winter is to let the professionals do it. Our team of highly trained Honda Technicians can get your car in shape for winter. We make it easy for you.

Need to get your car winter ready? See Wilde East Towne Honda today! Also, like us on Facebook and check out our Website.

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