When winter weather comes, you need to make sure your vehicle is prepared — and not just on the outside. Throughout the colder months, there are measures you can take to protect your vehicle’s interior. Follow these tips to help protect your cabin this winter.
Think of your seats
Your vehicle’s seats can take a beating during colder weather, whether it’s the snow and salt you track in from outside or simply lower temperatures. To help keep them in tip-top condition, consider getting water-resistant seat covers if you have cloth upholstery. If you have leather seats, make sure you use leather wipes to minimize the chance that they crack when the temperature drops.
Cover your carpets
Road salt, slushy snow, and mud are all common throughout Elizabethtown’s winters. Instead of vacuuming every week, cover your carpet with floor mats. These rubber mats are easy to wash off and can be removed to do so.
Throw out your trash
It can be difficult to find the time to clean out your car in the winter. After all, who wants to spend too much extra time out in the cold? To avoid collecting trash without meaning to, purchase a car-friendly trash can to help your car stay tidy.
For more tips on how to keep your car in tip-top shape this winter, feel free to contact us here at Hardin County Honda.
Ever wonder how you can become a better driver? Honda has an available service just for you. The HondaLink Driver Feedback System is now available through the HondaLink app on your smartphone, allowing you to keep track of your driving habits and improve them.
This system provides you with a scorecard after every drive you make, taking in a range of factors. It looks at the length of your trip, its duration, your speed, hard braking, and hard accelerations. The higher your score is, the better your driving skills were.
Through this system, you will also receive weekly score cards. These will average out your scores for the week and provide you with a summary of your individual trip scores. Your weekly rating will also provide you with specific tips, making suggested changes to your driving habits that can help you improve.
You can even potentially use these scorecards to help you receive discounts from your car insurance company.
If you’re wondering if you have access to the Driver Feedback System, you need to have one of the following Honda models and either be currently or previously enrolled in the Security, Remote, or Concierge package:
2018 and newer Accord Touring
2018 and newer Odyssey Touring
2019 and newer Insight Touring
2019 and newer Passport Touring
2019 and newer Pilot Touring/Elite
You can learn more about Honda’s helpful, innovative technologies by visiting our website or giving us a call at Hardin County Honda.
Winters can be hard on your vehicle, but, unfortunately, the tough conditions don’t stop with the warm weather. While you might be loving life in the hot sun come summer time, your car may not share the sentiment. Luckily, it’s easy to keep your car happy with just a few summer care tips.
Keep up with the oil changes!
In the summertime, the heat can do all sorts of damage to even a well-maintained engine — don’t make your car work harder than it already is. For maximum efficiency, your engine needs clean oil.
Don’t fall low on fluids
The summer heat will deplete your fluids far faster than the winter’s worst cold will. Keep an eye on wiper fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and coolant (especially coolant!). While you’re at it, keep yourself hydrated with plenty of water as well!
Watch your tire pressure and alignment.
We all tend to drive more in the summertime, be it for big vacations or weekend days spent at the beach. Potholes and cracks from overheated pavement and summer construction can leave roads treacherous for your tires and wheel alignment.
Make sure your battery is healthy.
Did you know that heat is the number one factor leading up to battery failure? Now you do! Test your car battery today so you don’t get stranded tomorrow.