With winter weather closing in, the last thing you want to think about is being stranded on the side of the road. There are things you can do now to avoid car related trouble down the road.
Here are three steps to ready your car for winter:
1. Check the battery. When the weather gets cold, your battery will face additional strain. When was the last time you had your battery and charging system checked? Don’t overlook the importance of this step.
2. Flush and add new antifreeze. If you did this within the past 12 months, you don’t have to do so again. However, if you can’t remember the last time your antifreeze was changed, schedule an appointment for this to be completed.
3. Inspect your tires. The winter months can bring quite a bit of precipitation, including rain, sleet, ice, and snow. It is imperative that your tires are in condition to deal with every type of road condition.
Tip: in addition to inspecting tire tread depth, your tire pressure should be checked every week or so.
Just the same as fall driving, there are dangers associated with hitting the road during the winter months.
Now is the time to ready your car for winter. You don’t want to wait until it is too late!