How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

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Seven Simple Steps to Prepare Your Car for Winter

It’s that time of year! You’ve hauled the snow boots, hats, gloves, and mittens out of the closet. You have your winter jacket washed and ready for a new season of snow. You are prepped and ready for the cold, but did you know your car needs extra preparation to make it through the winter as well?

This winter make sure your car is prepared by taking a few simple steps to ensure safe winter driving. To gear up for cold, wet, winter driving conditions follow these simple tips.

  1. Take your car to a mechanic to make sure the following are in optimal working condition: battery, antifreeze level, thermostat, heater, brakes, and defroster.
  2. Check to make sure your tires have adequate tread. If the treads are worn, replace them. Better yet, exchange them for a set of snow tires which have treads that provide better traction and are equipped to handle extreme winter driving conditions.

Find five more essential tips over at Kayser Chrysler Center of Watertown to ensure you are ready for winter driving!

 

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7 thoughts on “How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

  • November 18, 2014 at 2:53 pm
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    These are great tips! Living most of my life in the SF Bay Area in California, we don’t really get winter like most of the country does so I would have no idea how to prepare for that!

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  • November 18, 2014 at 5:56 pm
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    These are great tips. It snowed this week for the first time.

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  • November 18, 2014 at 9:40 pm
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    It is definitely time for me to take our family car into the mechanic. We always get the oil changed, but it hasn’t been checked beyond that.

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  • November 18, 2014 at 10:41 pm
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    I haven’t taken my car in for a check-up yet, but it’s happening within the next couple of weeks!

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  • November 19, 2014 at 8:56 am
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    Great tips. I had the van checked last week and the car is going in this weekend! We need to make sure they stay working this winter for sure!

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  • November 19, 2014 at 9:32 am
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    Good tips! I really need to get my tires checked out.

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  • November 19, 2014 at 10:15 am
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    Two of our tires need to be replaced. The tread on them is so bad right now and we live in an area where we get a lot of snow. Thanks for the reminder that I need to take it in!

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