Gengras Volvo Cars North Haven

375 Washington Ave
Directions North Haven, CT 06473

  • Sales: (203) 237-8658
  • Service: (203) 630-2082
  • Parts: (203) 630-2318

How to Winterize Your Volvo in Cockeysville, The Snow is Almost Here

With colder and snowy months right around the corner, you don't want to wait until it's too late to get your Volvo ready for the icy seasons. Our Service Center has the tools and accessories to outfit your Volvo for the winter ahead. When you properly outfit your Volvo for winter, you'll not only retain the value of your model, but also, you'll be safer and more confident cruising through snow, sleet, and ice. If you are worried about price, not to worry! We offer fair prices on winter tires and accessories to ensure you have everything you need to get to the mountain with confidence. From Hunt valley to Bel Air the winter is about to be your new best friend.

Tips on How to Winterize Your Volvo

No matter if you are a Timonium driver who loves the cold or dreads wiping the snow off your car every morning, you need a car that can get you where you need to go safely. But regardless of your love or hate for the season, winter is tough on your car. From the salt on the roads to the ice that chips away at the paint and the temperatures that are tough on your battery and tires, your car will take a beating by the end of April. Luckily, you can make efforts to reduce damages that will help you get through the winter conditions with ease, which is what we call winterization.

From keeping an emergency roadside kit in your car to ensuring you have the right tires for the job, there are many important steps you can take to make a difference that will be well worth it in the long run. And, not to mention, make your winter experience more fun and less stressful. Our Parts Center has everything you need to outfit your Volvo, just around the corner from Towson.

How Do I Prep My Car For Winter?


One of the most recommended winter tips are winter tires! When you switch out your summer tires for winter tires, this will help you conquer slippery roads. Winter tires are designed to be more flexible in colder temperatures and are better suited for snow and slush due to their deep, wide tread patterns. It is also important to check the tread and pressure of your tires as colder temperatures cause tires to deflate faster.


During the winter months, the sky will be dumping heavier precipitation onto your windshield that at times can freeze on the spot. You need to be able to see where you are going, so one step you can take is ensuring that the windshield wiper fluid is suited for temperatures under 32-degrees. We also suggest you check the conditions of your windshield wipers to make sure they clear your windshield completely without large streaks.

Washing Your Car

As much as we love to see the sanders out doing their job, making our roads safer to pass, the sand and salt they are dumping on the roads in Baltimore are not great for the exterior of your Volvo. These materials eat away at the paint and metal, creating rust and break down of the body of your Volvo. An easy way to combat this is with frequent car washes that get both the under and over body of the car.

Additional Efforts

Lucky for you our full-service center is happy to check for other needed winter checks like ensuring your battery is working and up to date, your heating system is working, and you have proper anti-freeze. It's not worth risking injury or a break down in the winter. If you have questions regarding overall costs of winter fixes you can check in with our Finance Center and they'll give you an estimate of what it will cost to get your Volvo outfitted for the cold months ahead.

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  • Thursday 9:00am - 7:30pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

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