Winterize Your Vehicle | Luther Brookdale Mazda

Don’t let winter get the best of you. Here are a few tips from the team at Luther Brookdale Mazda dealer Plymouth to help you get your car ready for the ice, snow and freezing temperatures.

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One of the best ways to melt an icy windshield is to park facing the sun. If that is inconvenient, here are some other ways to get rid of ice without damaging your vehicle.

1. Use a mixture of vinegar and water.

A mixture of ⅔ cup vinegar and ⅓ cup water can prevent ice from building up on your windshield. Simply use a spray bottle and wipe down your windshield the night before and your window will be ice-free in the morning.

2. Hand sanitizer on door locks.

Don’t have remote lock/unlock feature? If you can’t unlock your door because of ice buildup, use hand sanitizer to unfreeze locks.


Stuck in the snow? It happens to the best of us. If you need more traction, here are some simple things that will help.

3. Cardboard.

Put a piece of cardboard behind your wheels to help them gain traction.

4. Floor Mats.

Floor mats will work the same as cardboard. Put your floor mats behind your wheels to help them gain traction.

5. Socks over your shoes.

Keep a pair of socks in your glove box to wear over your shoes during a roadside emergency. Wearing socks over your regular shoes will give you traction and help you walk around in the snow.

Freezing Temperatures

6. Cooking oil on doors.

Prevent your doors from freezing shut with cooking oil. Spray the rubber or foam parts on the sides of your doors to prevent them from freezing shut overnight.


There are many things you can do to get your vehicle ready for winter. The most important thing you can do is equip your vehicle with good tires. Good tires will increase your traction on icy roads. Click here to visit our Tire Center.

During the month of November take adventure of our Tire Event! Get a $100 Luther Auto gift card when you buy 4 tires. You will also get Free Road Hazard Protection and Lifetime Rotations and Free Battery and Brake Inspections. Schedule your service appointment.

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