Prepare for the worst with these simple cold-weather tips.
As cold weather sets in, this is a great chance to gather some essentials for the coming months. Here are a few of our recommendations for getting ready to cool down.
- An Ice Scraper
It really is a vital tool for getting windshields and windows free from ice which may block your view.
Keeping a pair of gloves in your car can be especially helpful when scraping off ice or snow which may have accumulated overnight. Tuck a pair in the glove box!
Flashlights, especially those powered by a hand crank are super powerful, and great for any condition, you might find yourself in, from flagging down another driver to fixing flat tires at night.
- Jumper Cables
If you don’t have jumper cables in your trunk, consider this our professional recommendation.
Truthfully, though, jumper cables can mean a make or break situation, and the difference between driving home quickly or getting stuck for quite some time, waiting for another driver with cables to pull up to provide assistance.
- Clean It Up!
Take time as the seasons change to clean out your car. We have a full, cool-weather cleaning guide here which may prove useful! Take the time to make sure you are stocked and ready for whatever you might face in the coming months.
This is also a great chance to have your car checked out, in preparation for fall and winter. Check to ensure that your tires are able to handle the variety of weather conditions you might be facing and that you have appropriate oil and brake fluid. Regular maintenance benefits you in driving your car and the road experience, but one that has a properly working engine and all systems in alignment can make your winter experience safer for everyone.