This is the time of year to ready your car for the change of weather to come and making sure it can withstand extreme forecast changes. Temperatures and road conditions vary, but generally during the winter months you have to deal with additional travel and more severe weather. Below are some things to consider when getting your ride Winter ready.
Colder weather can make a car more sluggish, and if the oil and other fluids are dirty and old it will only add to weighing your ride down. Its good to keep the gas tank at least half full as this will help keep down the condensation in the pipes that could possibly make them freeze. Washer fluid made for cold weather and new antifreeze will also help keep it all cleaner and running smooth.
During this time of year it is dark outside for longer periods of time and its imperative that you can clearly see other drivers and they can easily see you. Making sure your wipers and headlights are at optimum level can help save your life. Tires and brakes play a huge role too and double check your spare tire is ready to go. If the winter is harsh then check your tire pressure weekly and also consider special tires with more tread if snow or ice is a factor. Wipers might need to be changed out and as a general rule if your wipers are on your headlights should also be on.
It is always better safe than sorry. Having items handy like a flashlight, ice brush or scraper, extra clothes, gloves and/or a blanket need to be a priority. Some people like to have jumper cables and rope available also. An emergency kit with some water, nonperishable food items, medications etc. in case you get stranded for a bit are good to consider also.
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