Winter can be a harsh time of the year. This year take precautions so that it is not harsh on you or your car.
1. It is important when driving through the sleet and snow to be able see. You should begin by checking your windshield wiper blades. Most windshield wipers only last a year before they start to wear. Also, make sure your windshield wiper fluid is topped off, along with all your other fluids.
2. Check the air pressure in your tires during the cold season. When the air temperature drops, so does the pressure in your tires.iving through the sleet and snow to be able see. You should begin by checking your windshield wiper blades. Most windshield wipers only last a year before they start to wear. Also, make sure your windshield wiper fluid is topped off, along with all your other fluids.
3. No one plans to be stuck on the side of the road, but it would be wise to keep a kit in your car just in case. The things that should be included are jumper cables, first aid kit, and working flashlight. It would also be a good idea to keep blankets in your car in the event that help takes a while to get to you.
4. Inspecting your belts and hoses are a good idea also. Most worn or ripped belts will not last the cold season. This simple tip can save you money later on.
5. With all the salt, snow and ice in winter, you should always keep your car waxed. Although things like road salt may help you keep traction, it is not good for the paint on your car. Using wax on your car will be a good way to protect your paint. However, make sure you apply it before cold weather rolls in.
6. Car batteries are one of the things that people often have trouble with during winter. The batteries will not to start. It would be a smart idea to have your battery checked to make sure its water levels are right and that the battery’s posts and connections do not have any problems. If your battery is over three years old, it would be good to have it looked at in order to insure that it has the ability to hold a charge. The last thing you need is to be stuck in a parking lot with a dead battery.
7. If your vehicle has four-wheel drive, make sure that it engages and disengages properly. It would also be a great idea to make sure that everyone who drives the vehicle knows how the four-wheel drive is operated.
We hope these tips have been helpful to you and your family. Safe travels, neighbor!