- Check on your battery. Batteries fail most often in the wintertime. If you have an older battery, have it load tested before the cold weather strikes.
- Keep your washer fluid full. A deicing variety is helpful in colder climates.
- Change the oil. One more time. Winter weather is tough. Don’t forget to change your oil regularly.
- Keep your emergency kit stocked. If you break down, you should have emergency supplies for you and your car.
- Check your tires for wear. Bald tires are dangerous in bad weather. Put a penny in the tread – if you can see all of Abe Lincoln’s head, it’s probably time for new tires. And keep snow chains in the car if you’re in a state that requires them.
- Try not to drive in bad weather. If you can stay home when it’s snowing or frozen outside, don’t go out. We understand that sometimes you don’t’ have a choice. At least think about it.
- Keep your fuel tank above half full if you can. More fuel is better during colder times.