Our harsh winter weather won’t last forever, but we’ll probably deal with it again
By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 at 8:59 pm
How do I deal with cold weather in Mississippi?
Have you looked outside lately? This is not the weather we are used to seeing in Mississippi. Dealing with cold weather, snow and ice require a certain set of skills that many of us simply don’t have. If you’re wondering, ‘How do I deal with cold weather in Mississippi,’ Meridian Honda is here to help. Some of our product experts reached out to some colleagues who work in more traditionally cold-weather states to get some tips. This weather will pass soon, hopefully, but this probably won’t be the only time we have to deal with these kinds of challenges. Next time, we’ll all be more prepared to drive in the snow. Let’s see what our team found.
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Protect Your Car’s Battery
If there was ever a time your car battery was going to fail, it’s when the weather is at its absolute worst. Few situations are worse than freezing (or colder) temperatures, snow and wind. These conditions can sap a battery’s ability to produce electricity. You can give yourself a leg up by parking your car in a garage when the snow flies. If that isn’t possible, find a battery that has more cold-cranking amps. The Meridian Honda Parts Department can help you with this.
Be Prepared for Anything
Accumulating snow is obviously rare in the state of Mississippi. So, you probably don’t need actual snow tires. However, if you normally run what are considered summer tires or other low-profile tires, you might want to consider a set of all-season tires. These tires are designed to work just as well in a wide variety of conditions – regardless of the season. If you have the space to store them, you might want to keep another set of all-season tires around just in case.
Driving in Snow or On Ice
Winter driving is one of those skills you can only really learn by doing it. However, there are a few things that you can keep in mind that will be helpful. The most important winter driving lesson is, slow down. It doesn’t matter if your vehicle has four- or all-wheel-drive. Ice is slippery and traction management systems aren’t magic. In the wrong hands, four-wheel-drive will just get people stuck deeper in the snow. In the event of freezing rain, just stay home.
Make an appointment with a Meridian Honda product expert today if there is anything we can do to make owning your vehicle easier.