Pohanka Automotive Group

Winterize Your Car near Washington, DC

Winterize Your Car near Washington, DC

Winter is coming, and that means it’s time to prepare your vehicle and winterize your car near Washington, DC, at Pohanka Automotive Group. You don’t want to run into a situation where your vehicle breaks down at the complete worst time during the middle of a snowstorm. After you visit our Service Center, you’ll be able to drive with confidence in any weather condition!

Some of the main problems that occur during winter are due to how your car reacts to colder temperatures. For instance, your battery is unable to produce its normal allotment of current to the engine during particularly cold days, which could lead to starting issues for your engine. If your battery is older, or has corrosion around its posts and connections, we’ll be sure to switch it out so you have a top-notch battery when you take the road. Another issue that cold weather presents is a drop in tire pressure. For every 10 degrees that the temperature drops, you’ll lose one psi of tire pressure, which makes it harder to achieve optimal traction – especially in adverse road conditions.

Another step when you winterize your car near Washington, DC, is making sure that you have the correct oil for winter. As the temperatures drop, the motor oil in your car will become thicker, which makes it less effective as a lubricant in the engine – this could also lead to your car not starting. Our mechanics will be sure to switch out your oil with one that has the proper viscosity so that the cold temperatures won’t give you any issues. In addition, we’ll also make sure that all of your fluids are at the right level, and that your windshield wipers are in proper working condition. You’ll be counting on your wipers during heavy snowstorms, and there’s nothing worse than having a set of wipers that leave distracting streak marks.

Finding a time to come get your car serviced is easy because you can schedule an appointment right here on our website. Our service technicians have years of experience, which means they’ve seen pretty much any problem that you’re bound to run into. If you have a specific question, utilize the Ask a Tech feature to speak directly with one of our mechanics. 

At Pohanka Automotive Group, we want you to be confident to take on whatever winter throws your way. So winterize your car near Washington, DC, and you’ll be able to get through the winter blues. See you soon!


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James Whalen
James Whalen
GOOGLE
1-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very good customer service

Danielle Gillyard
Danielle Gillyard
GOOGLE
1-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I came in to have 2 recalls fixed on my vehicle. I tried calling another dealership who I ended up contacting 3x and they never got back to me. I called Pohanka and they ordered the parts for me the next day. My service consultant was Adrian and he was so nice. I hate going to car dealerships as a woman because they can tell I'm totally not a car person and try to take advantage. He was really nice and made me feel very comfortable. They even offered to shuttle me to and from my house while they fixed my car! I ended up getting an oil change as well. Would def return. Thank you Adrian!

Jamie X
Jamie X
GOOGLE
1-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Jason is incredible. Super helpful not pushy. Offered an excellent deal

Rony Ordoñez
Rony Ordoñez
GOOGLE
1-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star
Brian Rowland
Brian Rowland
GOOGLE
1-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience. I worked with Jason Buckley, made the deal over the phone/emails because I am out of the area. They provided me a ride from the airport and the vehicle was ready upon my arrival. I highly recommend them, their price couldn't be beat in my area.

Abel Romero
Abel Romero
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Leah Pope
Leah Pope
GOOGLE
1-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
john dempsey
john dempsey
GOOGLE
1-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience and quick. Love the Colorado and plan to be back for another in 39 months

nasra parveen
nasra parveen
GOOGLE
1-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
David Lopez
David Lopez
GOOGLE
1-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Yusuf
Yusuf
GOOGLE
1-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Clyde Buchanan
Clyde Buchanan
GOOGLE
1-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent as usual. In and out no appointment needed.

Charles Dudley II
Charles Dudley II
GOOGLE
1-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

These guys are just great!

Great Experience

JOEL EIDELBERG
CARS
1-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Working with Pohanka Chevrolet was a great experience and they couldn't have made the process any easier. Andrew Brunt was very attentive to what I was looking for without the high pressure sales pitch. I was able to take advantage of the employee pricing promo which allowed me to purchase a 6 yr 75000 mile extended warranty. Hunter Bowled explained all of the details of the warranty to my wife and I and was able to provide a price that we can afford. I will definitely return for my next vehicle and will tell my friends to visit as well.

Joel Eidelberg
Joel Eidelberg
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Working with Pohanka Chevrolet was a great experience and they couldn't have made the process any easier. Andrew Brunt was very attentive to what I was looking for without the high pressure sales pitch. I was able to take advantage of the employee pricing promo which allowed me to purchase a 6 yr 75000 mile extended warranty. Hunter Bowles explained all of the details of the warranty to my wife and I and was able to provide a price that we can afford. I will definitely return for my next vehicle and will tell my friends to visit as well.

"Ryan in service is very attentive & follows through with..."

southriding2019
DEALERRATER
1-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Ryan in service is very attentive & follows through with what he’s says. He stayed in contact throughout the entire process. Oh shout out to Jeff Dodson & he’s staff.

Kate Wessling
Kate Wessling
GOOGLE
12-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I can't say enough great things about my experience here! The entire staff was awesome - Parker and Korosh put together a fantastic deal on the exact truck I wanted. David Faulding and Jason Kersey worked together to thoroughly cover all the features and settings, and Hunter got me the exact monthly payment I was looking for. Pohanka Chevy made my experience quick, easy and a lot of fun. Thanks, guys! I'll see you for my first oil change :)

JeyPy Palm
JeyPy Palm
GOOGLE
12-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Maggy Pye
Maggy Pye
GOOGLE
12-29-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Got my first oil change. It was free, and a free state inspection.

Jason Ellison
Jason Ellison
GOOGLE
12-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Paul Oleksiak
Paul Oleksiak
GOOGLE
12-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Sue Menzel
Sue Menzel
GOOGLE
12-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Our sales rep was Andrew Brunt and his knowledge of the vehicle we were interested in, knowledge of other vehicles and the dealership was outstanding. His friendly assistance and going beyond what was expected was greatly appreciated.

George Kamil
George Kamil
GOOGLE
12-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service dept. Does a good job by paying attention to customer service and how they treat customers.

Chris Schroeder
Chris Schroeder
GOOGLE
12-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great help and expertise

Todd Williams
Todd Williams
GOOGLE
12-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I would like to thank Amad Tariq at Pohanka Chevrolet for his outstanding support in assisting me with my purchase of a new Chevrolet Silverado. From start to finish, his customer service was impeccable.

Matt Cabak
Matt Cabak
GOOGLE
12-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fast service without needing an appointment. The service advisors are friendly and knowledgeable. The cashiers are always friendly as well. I appreciate the free car wash included with service. The sales inventory is plentiful, so a stroll through the lot while waiting for service is a great pre-shopping advantage.

C Z
C Z
GOOGLE
11-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very happy with the service at Pohanka Chevrolet! Andrew was great to work with, very accomodating and really went the extra mile to get me in my new suburban. Highly recommend working with him!

James Castillo Gilbert
James Castillo Gilbert
GOOGLE
11-25-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Mickey Buchanan
Mickey Buchanan
GOOGLE
11-25-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Dropped in after work for 45,000 mile service. Out in just over 2 hours as promised with all work completed. Ready for holiday traveling now. Thanks for the great service as usual.

Elaine Burton
Elaine Burton
GOOGLE
11-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Brian Burrell
Brian Burrell
GOOGLE
11-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Not too good with the service department so far. No updates and no returned calls!

Wonderful experience!!!!

Rashaun
CARS
11-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This dealership is just amazing and the process of purchasing my 2017 Chevrolet Traverse was very easy and smooth. I was trading in my 2007 Saturn outlook with negative equity and still got a good deal and fair monthly car payment. I have a family of 7 and the SUV they sold me fits us just right. They helped me out a lot after I told them I had been looking to buy a used car and had no luck or bad luck at other dealerships. I would definitely recommend going to this dealership if you have a family or are just simply looking for a new or used car they will get you straight! It was a wonderful experience!

Nathaniel E
Nathaniel E
GOOGLE
11-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very helpful service center

misti dhume
misti dhume
GOOGLE
11-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Amad was very friendly and made the purchase of my new (used) vehicle easy and smooth. We contacted him the day before to see if the vehicle was still available and he returned the call very quickly (winning our business from the start) and made sure all the paperwork was ready to be signed when we arrived after driving 3 hours the next morning. Thank you!!

2006 Duramax LBZ
2006 Duramax LBZ
GOOGLE
11-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Poorly trained sales staff.

Richard Klein
Richard Klein
GOOGLE
11-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Patty F
Patty F
GOOGLE
11-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Alaa Alatiya
Alaa Alatiya
GOOGLE
11-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jack Kellum
Jack Kellum
GOOGLE
11-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had to come back due to parts not being available. Once the parts arrived, I was notified. I showed up at the service department without an appointment and was promptly taken care of quickly. Overall it was a great experience.

William Wolfe
William Wolfe
GOOGLE
11-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I’ve had the distinct pleasure of dealing with Jackie Berry who was informative and helped me every step of the way through the buying process all the way to the Business Manager Hunter Bowles. The timeliness and follow through was impressive and they both partnered with me to get me the car I needed. I didn’t feel like it was me vs them. As for Jackie Berry - Clone him please. :-). Good sales help is hard to come by. In a world where a lot of sales people come across as disingenuous, Jackie is a standout. Looking forward to coming back for my next car at Pohanka Chevrolet!

Cathi W
Cathi W
GOOGLE
11-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Carol Dieterle
Carol Dieterle
GOOGLE
10-31-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
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