How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

The leaves are changing here in Illinois, which means that winter’s cold weather and icy road conditions are just around the corner. Be sure to prepare your car for winter this year with these easy steps.

 

Tire Pressure and Condition

Cold temperatures can cause tire pressure to fluctuate, and properly inflated tires are key to good efficiency and strong, safe traction. Check tire pressure regularly, and fill up when necessary. Take a good look at each of the tires: Check for low tread or damages like cracks, and replace the tires if needed.

 

Winter Wiper Fluid

Windshields quickly tend to get dirty in the winter, so it’s important to be able to clean your car’s windshield for clear visibility. Replace the current wiper fluid with winter wiper fluid, which is designed for below-freezing temperatures to prevent frost from forming on the windshield.

 

Winter Supply Box

There are some things you should always have in your car, like jumper cables and a tire-changing kit. The winter comes with its own set of unique conditions, so if you want to be prepared for an emergency this season, it’s best to put together a winter supply box. This should include items like extra warm clothes, blankets, snacks, a charged phone for emergency calls, an extra ice scraper, and a bag of sand or cat litter for traction in the snow.

 

No matter what conditions winter brings us in the upcoming season, know that Van Drunen Ford has you covered. If you need assistance preparing your vehicle for winter, please book a service appointment by calling 888-471-6324 and choosing option 1.

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