10 Simple Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Winter
- Get the right kind of oil change.
- Replace your windshield wiper blades so you can see clearly.
- Give your battery a little TLC. Make sure your battery’s posts and connections are corrosion-free and that your battery has all the water it needs.
- Examine your belts and hoses for wear & tear.
- Check your tire pressure.
- Think about switching to snow tires.
- Check the status of your four-wheel-drive system and be sure it’s working correctly.
- Get the antifreeze mixture just right. It should be a 50-50 mix of antifreeze (coolant) and water inside your radiator.
- Prepare an emergency kit and store it in your trunk during the winter months.
- Know what to do if you get stranded. Don’t wander away from your car unless you’re completely sure about where you are and how far away help is.
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