If you’ve lived near our Venice, FL GMC dealership for a while, then you know area residents typically enjoy a milder winter than a lot of other places in the United States. For this reason, many local motorists ask us if it’s necessary to winterize an automobile like a Buick Enclave when winter arrives.

Since snow is rare in Florida, you don’t need to have winter tires installed, unless you’ll be driving to relative’s home that’s in a more frigid area of the country. Regardless, winter is a good time to ensure your tires have enough tread on them to keep you safe on the road when it rains.

When winter settles in, it’s a good idea to make sure the emergency preparedness kit you keep in your vehicle has all the supplies you might need. A flashlight, reflective triangles, a blanket, and non-perishable snacks are some of the things your kit should include. Also, having a case of bottled water in the trunk is never a bad idea.

Replacing your windshield wipers is also something you should look into when winter is on the horizon. Wipers typically need to be replaced every year so getting new ones every winter makes sense. You can pick up a new set of wipers when you visit our GMC parts center serving Punta Gorda, FL and nearby areas.

Having your automobile inspected and getting caught up with the routine maintenance it needs are also wise moves during winter. Make an appointment to bring your car into our Buick service center near North Port, FL now.

To learn more about winterizing a car in Florida, contact Starling Buick GMC!