Winter and its rough weather are just around the corner, and now is the time to starting prepping your vehicle for all the snow, ice, freezing rain, and other delightful gifts of the season, so we’ve whipped up some tips for winterizing your vehicle.
- Get some snow tires. No matter what kind of car you’re driving, a set of snow tires will vastly improve your traction.
- Check your drive belt or hose. The cold makes it more fragile and can compound any damages started on the belt or hose.
- Make sure your fluids are in order. For example, your antifreeze mixture should be at 50% water and 50% coolant.
- Another important thing to check is that you have an ample supply of de-icer fluid in your reservoir; while you’re at it, make sure your wiper blades are in working order.
- Put an emergency winter kit in your car, with items like an ice scraper, first aid kit, and jumper cables. You never know when you’ll need them!
These tips for winterizing your car will come in handy when the blizzards really start to blow; don’t get caught with your mittens off!