Winter Vehicle Safety Checklist

file7671265827824You rely on your vehicle to get you here, there, and everywhere safely, but when’s the last time you really took the time to take care of the little details? Things like windshield washer fluid can seem unimportant until you find your visibility challenged by the buildup of dirt and snow on your window while driving down the highway.

Make sure the following parts of your vehicle are in good repair:

  • Brakes
  • Ignition system
  • Windshield wiper blades
  • Tire tread
  • Tire pressure
  • Defroster
  • Cooling system
  • Fuel system
  • Belts
  • Battery

Check all fluid levels. Make sure that you are using the proper oil grade. Do you need to add more windshield washer fluid or antifreeze? Are your lights, including brake lights and turn signals, working properly?

With the uncertainty associated with winter weather conditions, it is a good idea to try to keep your gas tank at least half full at all times. Keeping more gas in your tank helps minimize condensation and gives you more heat and power in case of car trouble.

Keep Your Car Stocked For Emergencies

Include a supply of winter care essentials in your vehicle in case you or someone else has a road emergency. Here’s a handy checklist for easy reference:

  • Jumper cables
  • Ice scraper/brush
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Bag of sand/kitty litter for tire traction
  • Small shovel
  • Blanket
  • Boots
  • Road flares
  • High calorie nonperishable food

Stay safe on the road this winter!

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