Take your vehicle to a qualified technician, who will perform a heavy-load test procedure. This is especially important if your car still has its original battery and has been in service for three or more years.

  • Electrical System
    Have your car’s electrical system tested by a qualified technician.
  • Radiator
    Check for adequate anti-freeze/coolant. The first really cold day could be too late and too late can cost you a new engine.
  • Tires
    Tire pressure and tread depth mean good traction. The more your tires are worn, the less traction you’ll have when it snows. As the temperature drops, so does tire pressure, so check tires regularly.
  • Lights
    Winter days are shorter and darker. If other drivers can’t see you because of a blown bulb, you could put yourself and others at risk.
  • Brakes
    Have your brakes checked by a qualified technician. You don’t want to discover bad brakes in the middle of a panic stop on a cold, slippery day.
  • Winter Wiper Blades
    Yes, WINTER wiper blades. Purchase these ingenious devices with a thin, rubber membrane – they shed snow and ice to prevent clogging. Used only during winter, they can last several years.
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
    Fill windshield washer reservoir with proper WINDSHIELD WASHER anti-freeze.
  • Rubber Weather Stripping
    Spray silicone lubricant on rubber weather stripping around doors and windows to help them from freezing shut.
  • Door Locks
    Spray graphite lubricant in car door locks.