How to prepare your car for Winter

As the weather begins to drop, Winter is just around the corner. As you can imagine, the weather can be unpredictable here in Massachusetts, that’s why we highly recommend our clients to always prepare early to avoid any accidents. We’ve come up with a few suggestions that will help you get started.

Put a “Winter supply” box in your car. This is probably the most important thing you should do to get started. Having a box full of winter supplies will make all the difference in case of an emergency while traveling on a cold winter day. Here’s a checklist of things that may help: A flashlight, road flares, first-aid kit, blankets, warm clothes, extra gloves, charged cell phone for emergencies, ice scraper and some snacks (you never know).

Check your engine coolant and antifreeze levels. Antifreeze keeps your engine from freezing during the cold winter which will prevent you having any engine difficulties when winter arrives. An engine coolant is available in almost evert auto supply store. Instructions for engine coolant and antifreeze are pretty straightforward to follow.

Check your tire pressure and tread depth. Preparing your tires for the Winter should be mandatory, as most accidents during the Winter are caused by failing to maintain their tires properly. A gauge can be purchased from a local auto supply store and easy to follow when checking for pressure level. The “Lincoln test” is still a valuable trick to see if your tire needs replacing.

Switch it Winter fluid. Winter fluid is designed to handle severe weather conditions and won’t freeze on your windshield. In fact, it loosens ice and snow from your windshield, making it easier to clean.

By following these suggestions will help keep you safe on the road during the Winter. For more information about our services, please get in touch and contact us at (978) 388-1288

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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