Get Your Car Ready for the Winter With These 3 Tips
Winter will be here before you know it, and there are several things you can do in preparation of the coming season. Naturally, you’ll be swapping out summer clothes for warmer ones, digging coats and boots out of storage, and making sure your home is ready for colder weather.
One thing you don’t want to neglect is your vehicle. Your car needs preparation for winter just as much as your wardrobe and your home, so get it ready for cold weather, snow, sleet, and ice with these three car safety tips:
- Check the fluid levels and make sure you have coolant that is rated for the anticipated lower temperatures. Some coolants are appropriate for year-round use, but make sure you read the labels and your car’s owner’s manual, to keep the correct coolant in your car.
- Either test the battery yourself or have it checked at a local auto parts store or service center. Cold weather can quickly sap the charge from your battery, so make sure it is in good shape (and check the cable connections for corrosion, too).
- Have any cracks or damage to your windshield repaired and change your wiper blades if needed. With splash-back from slushy roads a common occurrence in winter, your wiper blades should be in excellent condition to keep your vision from being obstructed.
Keeping your vehicle properly maintained with these car safety tips will help to make sure you stay safe while driving. Another thing that should be a necessity for winter or any season is car insurance, because accidents can happen easier in winter than any other season due to road conditions. Schumacher Insurance Group can help you find a policy for your vehicle that gives you maximum protection at an affordable rate, so contact us today to speak with one of our expert agents.