The driving conditions in winter as quite different as compared to the conditions in summer. While you
prepare yourself for the winter driving conditions, the car should also be ready for the challenge.
Here are some tips on how to prepare the car for winters and keep your safety at its best:
Change your Wiper Blades
Wiper blades can crack and split over time, leading to slow, squeaky blades that don’t perform well. And
that’s the last thing you want for rainy or snowy winter weather. Change your wiper blades to winterize
your car and consider buying more durable winter-ready wiper blades if you live in a harsher climate.
Prepare the Wiper fluid
Make sure the car wiper fluid reservoir is full so that it is easier to wash away the winter grime. If
temperatures drop close to freezing temperatures, buy the wiper fluid which has anti-freeze properties
and fill the reservoir with such liquids.
Check Air pressure in Tires
Take a look at the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle model and refill any of your tires so that
they reach the recommended pressure. This will help you deal with road conditions more reliably.
Availability of Winter tools in your car
Pack your ice scraper, booster cables, gloves and other important winter morning tools in your car for
Check your battery
Extreme temperatures can affect batteries, so you should make sure that your battery is clean. And that
the connections are secure and not corroded. If it’s an older battery, consider getting it tested and
possibly replaced before the weather gets bad to winterize your car.
Change Engine Oil
Old oil is even more sluggish in winters because of the combination of different contaminants. It is
recommended that you replace the oil and winterize the car completely.
Keep the coolant fresh
Coolant is one of the best antifreeze the car could get. This is because it prevents your engine from
freezing up. Coolant should be changed every few years to keep it fresh, clean and effective.
Check the Car Brakes
Check your brakes completely and the brake fluid should always be full. In case your brakes are making
noise, it means the brake pads have worn out and need to be replaced. It is always recommended that
the brakes be kept in the best condition to avoid any mishappening.
Keep an emergency kit ready
Your emergency kit should always be ready and kept in the car. It should contain a pair of gloves, a
torchlight, bag of sand, first aid kit, small towel, extra batteries etc.
CNG/LPG vehicle owners- To Keep gas tank half full
While you are driving in summers, it is okay to have your gas cylinders emptied and refill but make sure
that your gas cylinder is half-full during winter months. This will keep the car warm and running and help
you from getting stranded on the road.
These are some basics which you should follow while making your car ready for winters, but trusting an authorized service center is even better.