We’ve listed five simple car care tips that can go a long way toward making sure your car stays in great shape all winter long, and to help you always drive safe in unpredictable conditions!
Check your tire pressure on a regular basis. Driving on underinflated tires can lead to the loss of traction on icy roads, so it’s important to ensure the tire’s pressure is always up to par.
Be aware of your lights. One setback when driving in the winter is an early sunset. If you commute to and from work, chances are you will be driving back in the dark. You’ll want to ensure that your vehicle’s lights are in excellent shape! If a bulb is out, fix it as soon as possible. If there is snow covering an exterior light, make sure you remove it before embarking on a drive.
Always keep your fuel tank at least half full. During our North Country winters, the snow can be quite unpredictable. This means that it’s a good idea to keep at least half a tank of fuel in your vehicle in the event of an emergency or if you get stuck in the snow and require roadside assistance!
Protect your windshield wipers. If you plan on parking your car outdoors, you should leave the wipers in a raised position to prevent them from freezing to the windshield, which can damage the wipers. Never use your wiper blades to remove ice, snow or frost from the windshield (use an ice scraper!) as this may also cause damage.
Invest in winter tires. Living in an area where the temperature regularly falls below 45 degrees calls for winter tires. They are heavy duty and allow you to have better traction on the unpredictable winter roads.
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