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How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter near Ann Arbor, MI

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter near Ann Arbor, MI

    

When winter finally arrives and the roads begin to freeze over, you’ll want your car to be prepared. At Fischer Honda, plenty of our customers come in asking what they can do to make sure their ride is a little bit safer when their battling snowy weather and hazardous road conditions. We always recommend visiting our service department, where our skilled technicians can outfit your vehicle with all the essentials. However, there are a few steps you can take on your own too.

Why is it Important to Prepare for Winter?

Although you may have heard of winterizing your vehicle, you may not know why this is an essential part of maintenance. Of course, the most obvious reason to is for your own protection. Failing to prepare your ride runs the risk of getting caught by surprise by a dead car battery or frozen wiper fluid. You can also do lasting damage to your engine if you don’t take the critical steps required when the temperature begins to drop. For instance, using oil that’s not designed for the cold means your engine won’t be able to lubricate itself correctly. In these situations, your vehicle’s performance will be negatively impacted and might even sustain expensive damage. You can avoid all this by taking a few quick steps and stopping into our Service Department.

Our Service Department

If you want your vehicle to be all set when winter hits, one way to do so is to stop into the Service Department here at Fischer Honda. As soon as you arrive, our skilled mechanics will get right to work. We’ll check your oil and swap it out for a new batch if we determine you’ll have problems in cold weather. From there, we’ll check your windshield wiper fluid to make sure it’s suitable for freezing climates. We recommend getting a set of winter tires too, as they are specially designed to improve performance in slippery conditions. If you decide to skip this, we’ll make sure your old wheels have enough tread and are properly inflated. When you leave our service bay, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with adequate preparation.

Steps you Can Take at Home

Although we can do almost everything for you here at our dealership so that your car is ready for the winter, there are a couple things you can do at home too. The number one thing you can do that is just as critical as anything we can do is to make sure you have a winter supply box in your car. Hopefully, you’ll have no reason to use it, but if you do, you’ll be glad it’s there. You’ll want to make sure you’ve got warm clothes, a blanket, flashlight, road flares, a first aid kit, and a fully charged cell phone at the very least. Having these items can make all the difference if your car is stuck on the side of the road!

If you were wondering how to prepare your vehicle for winter near Ann Arbor, MI, we at Fischer Honda hope this article has helped. If you’re eager to get this procedure handled immediately, our Service Department is open Monday through Saturday!


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Bob Maynard
Bob Maynard
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7-1-2020
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Hats off to Darrell and the service department. It was a pleasure working with him on fixing my son's CRV starter. Fast and most important, Honest and Courteous. Bob

WILLIAM BEYDOUN
WILLIAM BEYDOUN
GOOGLE
6-18-2020
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Excellent parts dept team

Thirupathi Ravula
Thirupathi Ravula
GOOGLE
6-17-2020
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Alan Atkinsmith
Alan Atkinsmith
GOOGLE
6-12-2020
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Rick Chris
Rick Chris
GOOGLE
6-4-2020
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I just want to gave a big shout out to Curtis and Brandon on taking care of my wife and her new Chevy traverse. And even know we had bad break's they took care of the problem right away without no questions asked. I never seen a dealership take care of there customers like the way Curtis and Brandon do. They offer my wife lunch. How many dealership do that for there customers. They for sure have my business in the future. Thank you two for everything you done. Stuff like that makes a difference in a customer.

N Lamberti
N Lamberti
GOOGLE
5-17-2020
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Big N.
Big N.
YAHOO
5-9-2020
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First off shout out to Joshua Campbell (Idk if he works there anymore) who sold me that beautiful Scion back in 2017 when I was in need of a car. Also a huge shout out to Curtis who recently sold... more

Big N.
Big N.
YELP
5-9-2020
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First off shout out to Joshua Campbell (Idk if he works there anymore) who sold me that beautiful Scion back in 2017 when I was in need of a car. Also a huge shout out to Curtis who recently sold me my new car! Both times I came into Fischer Honda, I had a very smooth and stress free experience. I got in and got out within an hour or 2 (my fault if it lasted longer because I didn't have the necessary documents). Curtis was an awesome salesman who didn't talk no more than he needed too and we both had the same views of many situations so it made the process even more smooth and relaxing. When its time for another car, I WILL be going back to Fischer Honda!

Curtis Gambrell
Curtis Gambrell
GOOGLE
3-18-2020
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Fischer Honda is still the same great place it has been for decades. You've just got to love the integrity of this place.

Rahim Al saady
Rahim Al saady
GOOGLE
3-13-2020
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Andrea B
Andrea B
GOOGLE
2-25-2020
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My mother went to Fischer Honda today to get a new car. Her salesman was Aaron Smith and he did a fantastic job helping her select the right car for her, making her feel comfortable and helping her to understand all of the technology in the car. She is 72 years old and is intimidated by car dealerships and he put her at ease and she couldn't be happier with her experience! Thank you Aaron and Fischer Honda for excellent service!

Virginia Field
Virginia Field
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2-25-2020
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torron jamerson
torron jamerson
GOOGLE
2-22-2020
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"Always Fantastic"

Trish
DEALERRATER
1-21-2020
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Friendly, helpful, and reasonably priced. I go out of my way to go to Fischer Honda because they do good work, do it quickly and don't try to nickel and dime me.

Lissa Perrin
Lissa Perrin
GOOGLE
1-21-2020
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Fischer Honda is a friendly, reputable full service dealer. They are honest, do fine work in the service department and are comfortable to deal with in sales. They are trustworthy. I purchased my last car from Kelly in 2006 and am working with her again now on a purchase. My car has been well maintained completely by Fischer. It's been driven a lot but is going to stay in the family as it had lots of life left.

Krissy W
Krissy W
GOOGLE
1-11-2020
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James Hennenfent
James Hennenfent
GOOGLE
1-4-2020
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Kelli Dorsey
Kelli Dorsey
GOOGLE
1-4-2020
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Akshay Mogan
Akshay Mogan
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
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Very professional and thorough with service ! Satisfied :)

Neel Basu
Neel Basu
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
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Silence F
Silence F
GOOGLE
1-1-2020
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Wow is all I can say!!! Amazing staff that truly treat you like family. Major hugs to the entire team especially to Kelli, Mike and the lady in the office who finalize everything.😊😊😊 I have to say the entire team at Fischer Honda are amazing people.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Great Service"

boncurtis
DEALERRATER
12-31-2019
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I chose to make a later afternoon appt. and got serviced right away for my oil change and tire rotation and was in and out of there in no time! I only wished I could of found the remote for the TV set in the waiting room.

Erin Conley
Erin Conley
GOOGLE
12-31-2019
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Fixed my broken sliding mini van door in a hurry!

Fred Crandal
Fred Crandal
GOOGLE
12-31-2019
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In an out in an hour, complete evaluation, oil change, tire pressure indicator reset and $0.00 cost. Can't get any better.

Janicton Frame
Janicton Frame
GOOGLE
12-28-2019
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"Great service. "

ppalmbos
DEALERRATER
12-27-2019
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I always appreciate the fast, reliable and friendly service. We take both of our honda's for service and are always impressed with the great service.

June Painter
June Painter
GOOGLE
12-27-2019
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They take good care of your car here and the customer service is great

T S
T S
GOOGLE
12-23-2019
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Persistently outstanding service and communication.

Paula Kirsch
Paula Kirsch
GOOGLE
12-22-2019
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Radhika Sheth
Radhika Sheth
GOOGLE
12-22-2019
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As always, very personalized service. Otis and Mike were fantastic. It's a long drive for me but I'll be back again for my auto needs

Bhaskar Agisetti
Bhaskar Agisetti
GOOGLE
12-22-2019
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"Did an excellent job fixing vehicle. Only thing that went..."

Joanna
DEALERRATER
12-20-2019
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Did an excellent job fixing vehicle. Only thing that went wrong was the radio was locked out when I received vehicle. Had to return to dealership to get that problem fixed

Thomas Burton
Thomas Burton
GOOGLE
12-20-2019
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Bring your own financing. Read all your paper work. It's a typical dealer with your typical finance department. Even when you bring your own financing they'll run your credit anyway. To see if they can get you a "better deal". Normally, I would have just told them to forget about. I'll go somewhere else. I knew what I wanted. The pickings for the year make and model I wanted were and are still slim. I was sick of looking. Price was market value. Sales guy was nice.( Brandon) It's a honda you can't got wrong unless you buy a new CR-V.

julie king
julie king
GOOGLE
12-18-2019
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Always a positive experience, thanks to a great staff.

Ray Dobbins
Ray Dobbins
GOOGLE
12-18-2019
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