Whether you are ready for it or not, winter is here. If you live on Long Island, you can only ignore winter for so long before it comes on full force to slap you in the face. Drivers who aren’t ready for winter don’t need to worry, because there is no better time than right now to winterize your vehicle. If you aren’t sure how to winterize your car, here are five steps to make sure you’re prepared for winter.
First, you will want to check your heat. If your heat isn’t working, you’ll want to have someone look at your heat. You don’t want to go through a New York winter with no heat in your car, especially if you have long commutes.
Second, check your tires. You will want to make sure that your tires are properly inflated and that they have sufficient tread on them to drive in ice and snow. This is really important in New York, when you might spend a great deal of time commuting on ice.
Next, make sure your battery is prepared for winter. Check the cables and make sure that your battery is fully charged. You will want to do this before the first really cold snap hits, because the chances your battery will die seem to monumentally rise during the really cold weather.
While you're checking your battery, you need to go ahead and check your fluids. Check all of your vehicles’ fluids before setting out on your next commute. Finally, you will want to pack an emergency winter kit to have in your car in case you do get stranded. You’ll want food and water, a blanket, a first aid kit and a phone charger.
When you are ready to have someone else winterize your Hyundai, or you need to look for a new Hyundai, you need to give Advantage Hyundai a call at 844-300-7755. You can also come by our dealership at 440 Plainview Road in Hicksville.