The extreme cold, snow, and ice is what defines winter driving. Being prepared is vital because conditions can change quickly. Making sure your vehicle is ready can reduce downtime and more importantly, insure your personal safety.
- Make sure the heater and defroster work properly.
- Exhaust system connections must be secure. A loose connection could cause carbon monoxide to leak into your vehicle.
- Keep the cooling system full, and you should keep a supply of antifreeze. An antifreeze that is good to -25 degrees is recommended.
- The battery should be fully charged. Cables should be firmly connected and not corroded.
- All lights should be working and clear of snow, ice and dirt.
- Wiper blades should press against the windshield hard enough to wipe it clean. Be sure there is plenty of washer fluid in the reservoir and that it can be used in cold temperatures.