As winter comes and sets in throughout the region, it’s imperative to know what that means for a lot of your material investments. In many cases, it just means being vigilant and on top of your maintenance, but not many are well-versed in knowing what to do exactly. When it comes to your car, there are a few things you can do to get prepared and ready for anything that winter throws your way.


Oil changes and other tuneups are pretty important during the colder months. Remember, nothing is perfect, and different temperatures can affect the way your car operates. In these cases, having the right oil. New spark plugs, brake lines and other minor to major upgrades can save your car a ton in repair costs over time.

Seasonal Options

You might not think that they make a difference, but little upgrades based on season can be the difference you need when the weather gets cold. Consider an engine block heater, remote start. And a good brush for the snowy days. These items can help keep the car warm or warm it up quicker, warm the car and get it ready for a drive, and move snow out of the way of air vents that otherwise help the engine run more efficiently.


Most people avoid the cold like it’s the plague, and wouldn’t think about spending time outside when the wind and snow is in your face. However in many cases it’s important to do so as there can be issues to inspect before getting in the car and driving off. For these reasons, try to understand what sounds or looks like an issue beforehand so you can properly inspect and make sure you’re ready for another safe drive.

Southport Automotive is Fairfield County’s premier service station for all things Automotive. In business since 1981, we’ve helped get thousands of Connecticut residents back on the road faster, and for longer. To learn more about how we can help your vehicle stay in its best shape, please give us a call at 203-259-3839. For more tips and tricks, make sure to like us on Facebook!