Winter is coming and it is one of the best times of the year! Whether you like it or you don’t, you will have to do some preparations in perspective to your car before winter comes and snow falls. There can be many challenges in winters like icy roads, salted streets, a lot of fog, maybe heavy snow, etc. Here is a list of things for you to care for your car before winter comes in-
As the days become shorter in winters and sun sets early- this means less daylight. So you will have to make sure that your car lights are perfectly in shape. If a bulb or light is not working, make sure you get it fixed before winter starts. In case the headlights in your car are foggy or yellow, make sure you get them replaced for better vision in winters.
2. Take care of the battery
Antifreeze is really important in cold temperatures as it helps the engine in cold weather. Make sure before winters start, that there is enough coolant in the car and there is no leakage. Also, make sure that the battery is in good condition and fully charged. Charging it is really important as you may get stuck somewhere in the cold weather with a dead battery.
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3. Most important part: Tires
Before winter starts you should always ensure that the tires are well inflated and have good tread. You can also go for winter tires as they are very flexible at low temperature. They also keep you safe on icy roads and provide important traction on cold pavement.
4. Survival Kit
One of the most important things that one should never forget to keep in the car is survival kit. As you never know what can happen when you are out and not so close to your home, you should always have an Emergency Kit on-board. It should include a flashlight, a blanket, water, jumper cables, non-perishable food items, de-icer spray, shovel, and salt, etc. Also, you should keep your phone charger that fits in the cigarette lighter which will help you to ask for help if required.
5. Check the Wipers
When it comes to your safety, this maintenance step is the most imperative one. There can be nothing worse than that situation when the visibility is low or it is raining or there is snowfall and your windshield wiper does not work. It is really important that the windshield wiper works properly in winters for your safety. You should fill them with the windshield wiper fluid which helps in low temperature for de-icing.
6. Car's Oil
Don't forget to check the oil in your car. You should ensure that the oil level is not too low and it has appropriate consistency. Also, you should make sure that you are using the correct oil type for better vehicle performance by reading the vehicles' manual.
These were the few tips to ensure that your car is winter ready so that your mind is at ease when you hit the road in low temperature.
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