Nothing is worse than your car breaking down in a storm, and having to get out of the vehicle to pop the hood and take a look inside.
Here’s how you can care for your car to save on maintenance, and avoid a highway break down.
- Check your battery. Make sure your battery is holding a full charge and that your posts are free from corrosion.
- Change your wiper blades. It’s best to have this done before the first winter storm of the year.
- Check your tire pressure. As temperatures drop in the winter, your tire pressure drops too.
- Check your anti-freeze. You should have a 50:50 mixture of water and antifreeze to prevent your coolant from freezing at low temperatures.
- Change your oil. Cold temperatures cause oil to thicken. Changing to a thinner option will help you stay ahead of the problem.
It’s also a good idea to keep your car stocked with food and other emergency supplies like blankets and water. Safe travels this winter!