Since it is still winter and driving your vehicle especially when the snow is heavily falling may become difficult, it is best to gear your vehicle up and hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. There are seasonal car checkups that you can do to ensure that you and your passengers are safe while also ensuring that the car operates efficiently during the winter months.
Here are some tips to help you prepare for a worry-free winter driving:
Have a box full of winter supplies. This is the best and most important thing you can do for your car now that the winter is here. Place your winter supply in the trunk as this can be very helpful if something goes wrong while travelling on a cold day.
Your box should include the following:
- First-aid kit
- A few blankets
- Road flares
- A change of warm clothes
- Extra pairs of gloves
- A radio
- A charged cellphone for emergency calls
- An extra ice scraper
- Some high-energy snacks
Check the engine. Be particular in checking the engine coolant and antifreeze levels since, without them, your engine can freeze which can be dangerous if you become stranded somewhere. You can also bring a kit for checking the engine coolant levels which can be found in every auto supply store. To check the antifreeze, follow the instructions in your car’s manual. But if you feel you do not understand this and you want to be careful, you can have a certified mechanic check it for you.
Check your tire pressure. Good tires will help keep you safe on the road especially during winter. So make sure that the tire pressure is good and your tires needed air is filled.