How to winterize your vehicle
- Check the battery: Cold weather can put a strain on your battery, so make sure it’s in good condition. Consider having it tested and replace it if necessary.
- Change the oil: Winter weather can be tough on your vehicle, so it’s a good idea to change the oil to a heavier weight oil to ensure proper lubrication.
- Check the tires: Make sure your tires have enough tread and air pressure to handle winter conditions. Consider installing winter tires if you live in an area with heavy snow and ice.
- Inspect the brakes: Brakes can be impacted by cold weather, so have them checked to make sure they’re in good condition.
- Check the wiper blades: Winter weather can take a toll on wiper blades, so make sure they’re in good condition and replace them if necessary.
- Top up fluids: Check all your fluids, including coolant, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid, and top them up if needed.
- Pack an emergency kit: Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle that includes items such as a shovel, blanket, flashlight, and traction mats in case you get stranded.
By following these steps, you can help ensure your vehicle is prepared for winter weather and ready to safely get you where you need to go.