The cold weather can do serious damage to your Honda in Ardmore, OK. However, you can minimize the amount of damage done to your vehicle by getting maintenance. The Service Center at Fowler Honda is ready to take care of your car, this winter. Your Honda needs the following types of maintenance during the winter months.

Inspect the Battery

The cold weather causes the battery power to drop. Your battery only has about 50 percent of the cranking power at 0 degrees Fahrenheit that it has at 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The best thing that you can do to protect your battery is to have it inspected by a professional.

Have the Wiper Blades Replaced

It can be harder for you to see when you drive around Stillwater during the winter. Not only are the days shorter, but you also have to deal with rain and snow. Windshield wipers start to work less efficiently at six months. That is why if it has been more than six months since you had the windshield wipers replaced, then you need to get a new pair. You also need to keep the windshield wiper blades clean.

Take Care of Your Tires

All-season tires and summer times are not equipped to handle the snow and ice in Oklahoma City. That is why it is best for you to invest in snow tires. Snow tires have more tread and traction, so they make it safer for you to drive when the roads are slippery. Additionally, your tires need to get rotated once every six months.

Change the Oil

The cold weather causes the oil to thicken. If the oil is too thick, the engine will have to work harder. You should check the owner's manual to see how often the oil in your Honda needs to be changed. The manual will also tell you about the viscosity of the oil that you need.

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