Here at Auto Express Mazda, we’re bracing ourselves for the cold winter ahead. Winters can be a tough business here in Erie, PA, and it’s important to make sure your Mazda SUV or car is ready before the heavy snow and ice take hold. Today we’ve got some tips and tricks to make sure your 2019 Mazda CX-5 is ready for the colder months to come.  

One of the simplest ways to get ready for winter is by checking your owner’s manual to see if there’s any service you’re overdue for. Cold weather can exacerbate a lot of car troubles, so making sure you’re up-to-date on your maintenance could save you a chilly breakdown or emergency visit to our service center. This is also a great time to make sure your oil and air filters are changed so you’re Mazda CX-5 is at peak capacity for the winter. Our Mazda service technicians are here to help, given that they’re experts in everything having to do with Mazda cars and SUVs.  

In addition to regular maintenance, we also recommend asking our staff to check your heater and defroster. While your Mazda SUV will still run smoothly if the heating isn’t at its best, your drives will be a lot more unpleasant once the temperatures start plunging. Check your tires as well, because worn tire treads will struggle amidst icy road conditions and could potentially lead to an accident.   

While now is the perfect time to make sure your Mazda CX-5 is in good condition before the winter sets in, it’s also the perfect time to create an emergency kit with a flashlight, blanket, road flares, snacks, etc. We hope you’ll never need it, but we feel better knowing our drivers have back-up supplies for when the cold weather arrives to Erie, PA. Remember, our Mazda service center is always here to help get your Mazda SUV ready for the next few months!