Driving can be difficult during winter months. From icy roads to unexpected rainstorms — not to mention colder temperatures — it’s important to make sure that your car is ready for winter. These winter car prep tips should make sure your vehicle continues to function throughout the cold months.
Keep an eye on your tires. When temperatures drop, so does your tire pressure. Make sure your tires have the appropriate amount of pressure throughout the winter. Also, check your tires’ tread depth so that you can get the best possible grip on the road.
Change to winter tires. With the winter comes snow. While we don’t get a whole lot of snow in Fayetteville, you can still opt to switch your all-season tires for winter ones. These tires are specifically made to give you a good grip on snowy and icy roads. We’re happy to help you switch to your winter tires here at Bryan Honda.
Take care of your battery. Your battery will become less effective as the temperature drops. So, if you have an old battery, you might find yourself stranded with a dead car in cold weather. If you need your battery to be checked, we can do that for you. Just make an appointment, and we can make sure your battery is in tip-top condition.
If your vehicle needs any of the preventative measures we’ve mentioned, swing by the service department at Bryan Honda. We’ll have your car ready for the winter in no time.
Are you trying to save up money for a new Honda but having trouble getting started? Here are a few money-saving hacks that will help you save toward a down payment:
Eat in: Eating out at restaurants or getting takeout gets expensive. Instead, set a firm grocery budget for every week, buy everything you need, and just eat meals at home. It’s cheaper and
Adjust your utilities usage: By running your air conditioning just a little warmer in the summer and your heater a little cooler in the summer, you can save some serious money on utilities.
Find unique ways to make money from home: Get into freelance writing, consider signing up for Airbnb, or just start taking surveys while watching TV. The Penny Hoarder offers lots of unique ideas for making money on the side.
Build out a budget: If you haven’t sat down with budgeting software — or even a spreadsheet — to build out a budget, that’s your first mistake. Calculate your monthly take-home pay and your monthly expenses (i.e., required expenses like rent, utilities, food, etc.). Whatever is left over is your “fun money” and “investment money.” How much you set aside for fun things like Netflix or nights out with friends directly affects how much you can invest in a high-yield savings account. If you are serious about saving, always put more toward “investment money.”
You can also save money on a car by buying used, leasing, or simply buying an inexpensive car that doesn’t compromise on features. Learn more at Bryan Honda.