While we don’t see a whole lot of snow here in Central Florida, the temperatures are dropping and it’s snowing in states up north! This is the time of year for traveling, and if you’re heading up north for a holiday road trip, you want to make sure your car is ready to take on winter weather. The cold temperatures and cold weather can wreak havoc on your car and on your drive. To avoid this and a ruined holiday road trip, make sure your car is prepared! Before you head out on the road, get your car caught up with auto service at our Orlando Toyota Service Center!
Auto service guarantees a better road trip!
Don’t let your Thanksgiving or Christmas vacation be ruined by a flat tire or dead car battery; instead, visit our auto service center in Orlando before leaving. Our professional Toyota service technicians will look over your vehicle and inspect it thoroughly to ensure it’s road trip ready. When you bring your vehicle to our Orlando Toyota Service Center, our auto service technicians will check things like:
- Tire pressure
- Car battery
- Motor oil
- Windshield wipers
Toyota of Orlando wants to help you take on winter weather!
Once our Orlando auto service technicians have given your car the thumbs up, it’s time to to prep your car for winter weather! Dealing with freezing temperatures and frozen precipitation is something we’re not often used to here in Central Florida, so we’re sharing some clever car hacks to help you survive the winter.
- Fix a foggy windshield with shaving cream or a sock filled with cat litter. Use shaving cream on the inside of your windows and then remove it with a rag to get rid of fog on the glass. It’s also helpful to keep a cat-litter-stuffed sock in your car so it can absorb the moisture in the air and reduces the fog on the windows and windshield.
- Prevent ice and snow on your windshield wipers with a pair of socks! Place a sock on each of your windshield wiper blades and raise it up to keep your wiper blades from being covered with snow and getting frozen to your windshield.
- De-ice frozen door handles with hand sanitizer. A pump or two of hand sanitizer on icey door handles and locks should melt it away rather quickly thanks to the alcohol in the sanitizer.
- Prevent icy side mirrors by placing plastic bags around the mirrors while your car is left out in the snow. Use rubber bands or clothespins to keep the bags in place overnight.
- Keep an emergency kit inside the car. If for some reason you become stranded, make sure you have an emergency kit including items like a jacket, gloves, hand warmers, matches, a flashlight and bottled water.
When your car has been caught up with routine auto service in Orlando and you’ve packed your winter preparation items, it’s time to hit the road! If you want to schedule an appointment at our Toyota Service Center in Orlando, give us a call at (866) 945-0493!