Making sure your vehicle is fully prepared for winter weather will ensure you don’t have to deal with any unwanted surprises while traveling. Here are a few things you can do to prepare:
Build an Emergency Kit: Getting stranded on the side of the road can be a nightmare. Lots of snow and ice can make the situation a whole lot worse. It’s a good idea to have an emergency kit set up and tucked away so you can stay safe and warm while waiting for help to arrive:
- Warm blankets and an extra set of clothes
- First aid kit
- Non-perishable food items and bottled water
- Extra USB Cable to keep your phone charged
If you know you’ll be traveling in an area with a lot of snow and ice, you might bring along a small shovel, sand, and extra snow chains in case your vehicle gets stuck.
Replace Windshield Wipers and Fluid: Make sure your windshield wipers are in good condition and replace them if needed. Check the windshield wiper fluid levels and make sure you are using a “winter” fluid that will not freeze onto the windshield in cold weather.
Check Tire Pressure and Tire Types: The tire pressure can change with sudden climate changes. Make sure the tires are properly inflated so your vehicle gets plenty of traction on the roads.
Is your vehicle prepared for winter weather? Bring it by Saline Automotive for maintenance and inspection in Saline, MI. Contact our automotive professionals today at (734) 429-2886 to get recommendations on the services your vehicle requires.