The leaves are changing, football is in full effect, and pumpkin spice has taken over. This means that fall has arrived and winter is not far behind. As the temperature gets colder, road conditions change, and this means your car may need some extra care to get you where you need to be. Whether you’re a car guru or don’t know where to begin, read our list of tips to help you winterize your vehicle:
Have your Car Serviced
Make sure your car can take on any winter challenges by getting it serviced.
- Battery: The battery power decreases as the temperature drops. It takes more power to start your car in the winter, so if your battery is already having issues, your risk of breaking down increases.
- Cooling System: To prevent corrosion and potential freezing, make sure you are using the correct antifreeze and the correct ratio. It is recommended to maintain a ratio between 50/50 and 70/30 antifreeze and water.
Pack A Winter Safety Kit
Creating a winter safety kit should put your mind at ease before you hit the road. Somethings you should pack in your kit: pack of matches, first aid kit, flares, flashlight and batteries, ice scraper, non-perishable food and drinks, warm clothing, jumper cables, a bag of sand, and a shovel.
Install Winter Wipers
Winter wipers come equipped with rubber that keeps ice from collecting on the blades. They are a more heavy-duty wiper than your typical wipers. You should always keep your washer fluid filled with fluid formulated for winter conditions.
Maintain Your Tires
Make sure you have the appropriate tires on your car for the season. You can use all-season tires in winter conditions, but you risk the maximum performance you may need. If you live in a place with extremely cold winter temperatures, it is recommended to install winter tires. Once you’ve got your new tires, you should be checking the tire pressure more regularly.
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