Gearing up for a cold winter? One of the most important measures you can take this year is to prepare your vehicle for hazardous road conditions ahead of time – and not after you’ve barely survived the year’s first freeze. Here are some winter car preparation tips to get you started:
Make sure that your vehicle is caught up on all routine maintenance, including oil changes and any inspections.
Top off all your fluids, especially windshield wiper fluid.
Inspect your tires thoroughly, ensuring that you have plenty of tread, and consider installing winter tires.
Test out your heating system, especially if you haven’t used it since last winter. You won’t want to discover that it’s broken once it’s too late!
Update any emergency gear you have in your car for the winter – perhaps adding a warm blanket, a snow shovel, and a cozy hat.
Lastly, purchase some deicer fluid and a top-notch ice scraper, and prevent a frosty, icy windshield from ever making you late for work this season.
And of course, pay close attention to the weather forecast, and if possible, avoid dangerous, icy roads as much as you can. To learn more, visit us at Nissan of Lake Charles.
Here at Nissan of Lake Charles, we’re thankful to live in a climate where we don’t need to worry about typical winter weather. But our neighbors in northern states have it a lot different to us, with multiple feet of snow, ice, and freezing rain being the norm this time of year. If you have family in colder states, or plan on driving north for a long period of time, having the right vehicle to handle this weather is an absolute must. Read on to discover the best Nissan vehicles for winter.
The Rogue is one of the more affordable options for winter driving. Starting at just $22,790 MSRP, the Nissan Rogue returns an impressive 33 mpg highway, which makes it ideal for longer road trips to visit more icy climates. Intuitive all-wheel-drive is an optional extra that winter drivers will certainly be thankful for.
The name says it all—the Nissan Xterra is the ultimate off-road vehicle. Its ability to handle various terrains with ease makes it the perfect companion for winter driving. Heated front seats are a standard feature in the PRO-4X model, which also comes with standard four-wheel drive. What more could you want from a car this winter?
The Nissan Pathfinder has it all—a spacious interior, attractive styling, and optional all-wheel drive. The latter isn’t the only feature that makes the Pathfinder your best friend this winter—it also features an optional heated steering wheel to keep your hands toasty on even the coldest of mornings.
John Stelly is the owner of Nissan of Lake Charles and is active in the community with several not for profit organizations.