Getting your car ready for winter is a necessary measure to consider following the gradual drop in temperature and rapid crawl to cold weather. Hazardous conditions set in as rain progresses to snow to ice and these can force a havoc between and among road users especially when their cars are not ready for the weather. Our goal is that you get your car in the perfect shape to face winter and all it will be coming along with. Follow the five tips below and guarantee your car is ready for the winter roads
Your Car Fluids Need Checks
As you prepare to hit the winter road, check under the hood of your car and see the fluid levels. Precisely, have a loot at the windshield, washer fluid, antifreeze and coolant. These fluids will keep your engine safe and windshield very clear of weather debris.
Put Together Your Emergency kit
When packing and putting together a survival kit for emergencies that may arise on the road, it’s exactly the mindset of:
It is better safe than sorry
that is most appropriate. It won’t hurt if you consider including a blanket, gloves, a flashlight, bottled water, non-perishable food, first aid kit, jumper cables, and a small tool kit.
Maintain your Tires
While you should continually check the condition of your tires, it is important to make sure they are suitable for driving if any winter weather is expected. This includes checking the tire tread, depth and air pressure. Even consider changing your everyday tires to special winter tires for the season.
Fill up your Gas Tank
If you have plans to drive far or notice that you have less than a quarter tank of gas left, take the time to find a gas station and fill up. By doing this, you reduce the possibility of getting stranded on the side of the road because you ran out of gas.
Schedule a Tune Up
If you have any needed vehicle maintenance or repairs, take the time to schedule an appointment with your local auto repair shop. Prioritize the items that need fixed based on their importance and cost.
The above mentioned are a few of the many important tips to not forget when getting your car ready for the winter weather. And of course without forgettimg very necesswry ones, drive safely and practice good driving habits while out and about. Remember to leave plenty of space in front of you and other vehicles and don’t be afraid to drive slow. We wish you safe and happy driving every winter season!