How to Get Your Car Ready for Winter

get your car ready for winter

The cold weather is getting closer and closer, so it’s time to start winterizing your car. This is an important part of staying safe while driving, so if you’re not sure how to do it, here are some tips to get your car ready for winter.

Your car has to work a little harder in the winter, so before the cold hits, get a tune up and make sure things are in working order. Check your battery, your antifreeze levels, your brakes, and your tire tread and air pressure. Pay special attention to your tires. If the tread getting low, pre-winter is definitely the time to have those replaced. And cold air can make your tire pressure low, so you should check it regularly and refill them when necessary.

It’s also a good time to make sure your heater is still working right, so you don’t go to turn on your defrost when the first frost hits and then realize your windows aren’t defrosting.

Follow oil change and routine maintenance rules closely. You want your vehicle to be as healthy as possible in winter!

Happy Travels: Summer Road Trip Tips

Summer Road Trip Tips

The advent of the summer season is finally upon us–and with it come festivals, parades, celebrations, and of course, family road trips. So to help our patrons, here are a few summer road trip tips to remember while embarking on your next motorway adventure.

  1. Get your car checked: Whether perusing over items yourself or choosing to have a thorough examination by a trusted professional at Haddad Nissan, be sure that wiper blades, fluid levels, belt and hose connections, tire pressure, turn signals, headlights, and your spare tire are all in working order and roadworthy before leaving.
  1. Take the essentials: This includes important documents like an up-to-date driver’s license, proof of insurance, wallet with money and credit cards, printed maps—in case you lose satellite reception, phone charger, and GPS. You also don’t want to forget snacks, games, and a musical playlist.
  1. Be ready for the unexpected: For those just-in-case scenarios, here are some “how to” videos to change a tire and jump-start your car battery. You also want to make sure you have a tire iron, jumper cables, bottled water, and a first-aid kit stowed somewhere in your vehicle.

Wherever your journey may take you, we wish you safe travels and hope that you will plan a visit to Haddad Nissan to see the latest Nissan fleet available to you!