Prep Your Kia for the Winter Ahead!
Winter roads are slick, icy, and covered in snow. These driving conditions are harsh, but your Riverdale Kia can handle the winter when you follow several steps. For advice on how to prepare your Kia for the winter ahead, just continue reading.
Expect the best, but plan for the worst during your winter commutes. Creating an emergency kit is an excellent way to stay ready this winter. Pack this kit with spare coats, gloves, and warm clothing, as well as blankets, non-perishable foods, a first aid kit, flares, tools, an ice scraper, a shovel, heating packs, and kitty litter.
The second step in preparing your Kia for the winter is checking your antifreeze. Antifreeze is one of the most important fluids in your vehicle during the coldest months of the year. Check your levels as the temperature falls and be sure to keep your vehicle topped off.
Tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle, especially during the winter. Check the tread of your tires to be sure these levels are appropriate for winter driving. The better your tread, the better your handling on slick roads. You should also be sure your tire pressure is at an appropriate level. Over or under-inflated tires have the risk of going flat, which can make icy road conditions even more dangerous.
Before the temperature gets too cold, run your heater. Be sure the heater is working before the first big freeze of the year to get from here to there safely and comfortably. If your heater is not working, make sure to visit your local service garage for repairs as soon as conveniently possible.
For help prepping your Kia for winter this year, visit Route 23 Kia! Our service and parts department knows exactly how to get your car ready for the coldest months of the year. Find Route 23 Kia at 1 Windbeam Road in Riverdale today!