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Winter weather is in full swing here in New York. For us that means many snow and icy days and I get nervous when I have to travel in these inclement weather conditions. Making sure my car is prepared during the winter months gives me some piece of mind. Here’s a list of things you can do put in your car right away to prepare your car and your mind to make sure it runs smoothly during the cold, snow and icy months.
Winter Car Prepared Kit
Keep this kit containing the following items in your car at all times during the winter in case of an emergency.
- Ice scraper
- Hand Warmers
- First aid kit
- Extra hats and gloves
- Pack of cards or small games
- Rock salt or kitty litter for traction
- Road flares
There are a few other housekeeping things you should do during the winter months as well to maintain your car for the icy and snowy conditions.
Check Your Fluids
Top off all fluids and be sure to check them frequently especially washer fluid as you will use this most often in the winter. This is a must for me and where we live. It seems like our windows are always so grimy.
Having a separate set of tires for winter may seem like a costly item but it gives me the piece of mind that my car has the necessary traction it needs on our back rods.
Make an Appointment for a Safety Check
Take your car into a car repair shop to have them do a safety check to make sure everything is in good working order before the weather changes. There is nothing worse than a light coming on in your car when you least expect it. You can find out more from Cars.com.
Keep The Gas Tank Full
Make sure you have plenty of gas in case you get stuck or for the times you need to warm up your car. That remote start is my saving grace on most mornings but it definitely uses up the gas.
Check The Tire Pressure
Tire pressure can change during cold months so make sure you have the proper air pressure for your tires and vehicles.
A few simple things to do to keep your car running smoothly during the inclement weather. Check out cars.com for more information on service and repair or if you are in the market for a new car. Drive safely and stay warm!