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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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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
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

(Translated by Google) A good place, very great services, and a cadre of customer service, nice and very satisfied (Original) مكان جيد وخدمات رائعة جدا وكادر من العاملين على خدمات الزبائن جميل ومرضي جدا

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
GOOGLE
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
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

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
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

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
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

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
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Did an excellent job fixing vehicle. Only thing that went..."

Joanna
DEALERRATER
12-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

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
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

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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Bridget G.
YELP
12-16-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My visit was the greatest I have had since being a customer of Fisher Honda. I arrived on time to my appointment and found my rental car outside warming up and waiting for me. Jordan is AWESOME!!! My car was ready as promised, and I was early in my next appointment due to his diligence. It is with pride that I write this post. Thank you Jordan & thank you Fisher Honda!!

"Great service and friendly place"

ruth123
DEALERRATER
12-16-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I really like this place. They do not talk down to you if you are a woman, and they are responsive and fair. I never have any trouble getting an appointment and the service is great.

troy odell
troy odell
GOOGLE
12-12-2019
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"I always have received great treatment from this..."

glovo1
DEALERRATER
12-11-2019
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I always have received great treatment from this dealership. I never feel like I have been taken advantage of just because I am a woman.

Zhihong Dong
Zhihong Dong
GOOGLE
12-8-2019
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Jeannie O.
YELP
12-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had an issue with my car not starting on cold mornings. My car had already been in with Fischer service two weeks prior for the same issue (a battery was replaced at that time). During this visit, I also asked that an oil change be performed. It turns out that my second issue with my car not starting well was because the clamp attaching the cable to my battery was severely rusted and there was no good connection (which is probably something that should have been caught when they changes the battery, the first time I brought my car in). Todd Van Allen let me know what was wrong and did not charge for the clamp replacement. But, when I went to pick my car up, the oil change I requested was not performed, and I could not stay any longer to get it done, which meant a another trip back to Fischer for this, with my young kids in tow! Now service advisor Jordan shined ... very brightly. When I brought my car back in later that same morning, he said the oil change would be free, however, I informed him I get all my major services done at Fischer, so my oil changes are free already, under that agreement. Jokingly, I said to Jordan, "what else can you do for me?" Without hesitation, Jordan said they could do a free tire rotation, for my troubles. WOW!!! That was GREAT customer service, and I felt really taken care of, like Jordan understood that time is valuable and repeat trips can be such a hassle. This turned the situation completely around for me. I appreciated the freebie and, to boot, my car was washed before it was returned to me!! Thank you Jordan -- you gave great customer service, and I really do appreciate it.

Flora Hoodin
Flora Hoodin
GOOGLE
12-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"The service team exceeded my expectations! Mr. Frazier..."

G
DEALERRATER
12-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The service team exceeded my expectations! Mr. Frazier provided exceptional customer service and my vehicle was ready for pickup the same day as promised! Outstanding!

Jessica A.
Jessica A.
YELP
12-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have been going to Fischer Honda for almost 20 years. The service is always exceptional, accessible and timely. From Becky to Kelly in the selling/leasing area to the service team, there would be no reason for me to shop/look anyplace else.

James Liny
James Liny
GOOGLE
12-3-2019
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Michele Jelneck
Michele Jelneck
GOOGLE
11-29-2019
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Lauren Moon
Lauren Moon
GOOGLE
11-10-2019
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