How do I winterize my car for living in Chicago?

I'm moving from the south to the Midwest and I have to deal with driving in snow for the first time outside of ski trips. How can I prepare?

Answer
“The first preparation you might want to consider is purchasing winter tires.
Not only will they give you better traction, but you might also get a discount on your car insurance for installing them. In cold weather, you also want to check your tire pressure regularly.
A coat of polymer wax can help protect your vehicle against:
  • salt
  • grime
  • snow
  • sleet
Cold weather can also affect your battery, so keep an eye on your charge level.
Even with all these preparations, icy roads can cause you to veer off or the cold can damage your battery. Consider adding extra coverage or roadside assistance to your policy.
Moving is a great time to shop for car insurance. Jerry can help you compare rates from the top companies in under a minute.”
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Sophie Newman
Answered on Jul 29, 2021
Sophie Newman is a writer from California. Her hobbies include brewing her own kombucha, riding horses, and taking long road trips.
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