1. Refill Your Engine Coolant
Without engine coolant, your engine may be at risk of freezing in the winter or overheating in the summer. You should monitor your coolant levels to make sure you have the right amount of fluid. Need more fluid? Make sure that you use the right type and fill it to the appropriate level.
2. Inspect Your Tires
Fall is a great opportunity to check your tires and ensure that they can handle winter driving. If they are starting to look worn out, you should consider new tires and, if %city% is in line for a snowy winter, snow tires could be a smart purchase. It’s also a good idea to check your tire pressure regularly during the winter.
3. Check Your Wipers & Wiper Fluid
It is very dangerous to drive through a winter storm without a working pair of windshield wipers. The easiest way to tell if you need new wipers is if your current ones are streaking, squeaking, or skipping. While you are at it, check your wiper fluid level to ensure you can keep you windshield clean and clear all winter long.
4. Replace Your Batteries
Batteries can have a tough time in the winter, especially if they are more than a few years old. Take a good look at your battery for signs of corrosion. If you need a replacement, it’s likely that you will find better prices in fall than winter.
5. Prepare An Emergency Kit
Make sure you are prepared if your car breaks down this winter. Assemble an emergency kit that includes a flashlight, jumper cables, warm clothes, a few tools, extra coolant and oil, a blanket, and a small shovel. You’ll also want to make sure you keep plenty of gas in your tank and fill your spare tire with air.
By following these tips, winter driving can become a much safer experience. For additional advice and maintenance services, stop by Christian Brothers in Westfield. Our team is committed to your safety as you hit the roads this winter.