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Get Your Car Ready for Winter Driving in New Brunswick

Get Your Car Ready for Winter Driving in New Brunswick

Winter Car Maintenance in New Brunswick

As New Brunswick braces for the winter season, ensuring your vehicle is prepared for snow, ice, wet, and cold conditions is crucial. At Riverview Honda, we understand the challenges of winter driving and the importance of keeping your vehicle in prime condition. This blog post will take you through essential winter preparations for your car, keeping you safe on the road.


Electrical System

Winter puts extra demands on your vehicle's electrical system. Start by checking your battery; recharge or replace it if it is weak. It's also vital to assess the charging system. Inspect the ignition for damaged wires and cracks in the distributor cap. Lastly, ensure all lights, including headlights, taillights, and emergency flashers, are functioning correctly for maximum visibility during shorter days and inclement weather.



Effective brakes are non-negotiable for winter safety. Have your brakes checked and adjusted to guarantee equal braking. This is essential for maintaining control on slippery roads.



Tire traction is key for safe winter driving. In areas with light snowfall, all-season radial tires might suffice. However, in regions with heavy snowfall, consider using snow tires or chains on all four wheels. Always check tire pressure and adhere to the vehicle manufacturer's recommended levels. Remember, do not mix radial tires with other types and ensure tire balance and wheel alignment are correct.


Exhaust System

A leak-free exhaust system is critical to avoid the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Keep a window slightly open if you're stuck in snow to prevent build-up inside the vehicle. Also, regularly check that your exhaust pipe is clear of snow.


Heating/Cooling System

Inspect your radiator and hoses for any leaks. In cold weather, an adequate amount of antifreeze is vital. Check both front and back defrosters to ensure they're working efficiently.


Windshield Wipers

Replace old or worn windshield wipers to ensure clear visibility. Keep your washer container filled with antifreeze fluid and top it up frequently.



Before setting off on any trip, fill up your fuel tank. In winter, the driving time to the next gas station might be unpredictable, and in case you get stuck, your car's engine may be your only heat source.


Drop by Riverview Honda Today

Preparing your car for winter in New Brunswick is not just about comfort; it's about safety. At Riverview Honda, our service department is ready to assist you with winterizing your vehicle. Visit us to ensure your car is ready to face the challenges of winter driving, keeping you and your family safe on the road.

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