Although some of us might like to wish winter away until next year, we probably still have six more weeks of winter ahead. Any extreme temperature or storm can affect the road and driving conditions and pose serious problems, but especially winter. Winter driving means snow, sleet and ice that can lead to hazardous road conditions and unforeseen dangers. To help you make it safely through winter, here are some suggestions to ensure that you and your vehicle are prepared.
To be sure your car is still winter worthy, a good checkup includes:
- Checking the ignition, brakes, wiring, hoses and fan belts.
- Checking the spark plugs.
- Checking the air and fuel filters.
- Checking the battery and charging system.
- Checking the tires for air, sidewall damage and tread depth.
- Checking antifreeze levels.
Your car should have service maintenance to ensure not only better gas mileage, quicker starts and faster response on pick-up and passing power, but most importantly safety first.