We all know that temperatures will drop to below freezing, windshields take 20 minutes to defrost, and roads will be slicker than a used car salesman on the last day of the month. But how many of us actually do something to prepare for what’s in store over the next few months? These simple tips & tricks will keep you from freezing your buns off any more than necessary this winter.
- Check your windshield wiper fluid–one of those things you never think about until you run out. Top it off in November and chances are you won’t have to do it when it’s -10 outside.
- Once the temperature drops below freezing for the first time, add air to your tires to bring them up to manufacturer’s recommendations. This will improve your vehicle’s handling & prevent you from having to do it later.
- Replace wearables–tires, windshield wipers, brake pads–BEFORE winter. If they are close to needing replacement, get it done before winter hits. Either way, you’re going to have to spend the money. Replacing these items before winter will make your life much easier.
- Make sure you have an extra hat, jacket, blanket and pair of gloves in the car. It sounds corny–until it isn’t. Oh yeah, throw a flashlight in there too.
They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Don’t wait to learn this the hard way, take a few minutes today to make sure your vehicle is ready to handle everything Old Man Winter can dish out.