All of Your Winter Accessory Needs and Tips

By Product Expert | Posted in Local News on Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 3:07 pm
Help written in snow

Winter can be an absolute drag for most drivers. There are so many different hazards on the road and trying to navigate through it all creates quite the headache. What exactly is there to do about the weather though? Is there anything that can be done?

There are so many different tricks out there on the internet, but sometimes it’s as simple as having the right tools in your car. Taking it slow and steady will help you get around safely while a good set of accessories can help you overcome all the different situations that can pop up. What are the accessories you need though?

What Are Essential Winter Accessories?

Obviously, you’ll need a good ice scraper and snow brush. It’ll be a lot easier if you make sure you get something that’s long enough to get to all the spots on your windows, a palm-sized scraper won’t do much on the Kia Sorento. A nice set of wiper blades that are made to handle the cold weather can be a game changer on those cold mornings. You’ll also want to invest in some good rubber or vinyl floor covers that won’t absorb water. All the water and salt from the winter can really damage the floor of your car and eat away at it.

Undershot of a car driving on snow

Ice getting cleared of a window

There are also ice shields you can by to cover your window and eliminate the need for all of that scraping. If the roads are particularly dangerous you could even invest in a set of tire chains. You’ll want to check the local rules around using tire chains, but they are only meant to be used on icy and snowy roads. Using tire chains on bare pavement can hurt the road and your tires so be careful when using them.

How to Stay Safe Out on the Ice

Accessories and Parts in Mankato, MN

If you need to outfit your car with some winter gear or want to get some maintenance done then stop by Kia of Mankato and schedule a service appointment. You can also call ahead with any questions and we’d be happy to help.

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