How do you protect your car against cold weather?

I’m about to spend my first winter driving in an area with winter weather. How do you protect your car in the cold weather?

Will Baldwin · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
As someone who loves winter, you have come to the right place! Though there are many things you can’t control when it comes to winter weather, these tips can help protect your car:
  • Let your engine warm up fully before driving. If it’s really cold, consider purchasing an engine block heater to prevent damage to your engine.
  • Make sure you have the proper snow tires or tires rated for the weather conditions.
  • Get your battery checked and ensure there’s no corrosion.
  • Wash your car regularly to limit issues such as rusting or corrosion from salt.
  • Get the best snow brush and ice scraper you can find.
  • Check your car’s fluids regularly.
  • Put together an
    emergency kit
Apart from these tips, another way to protect your car in cold weather is with a roadside assistance membership. Jerry’s membership provides you with industry-leading roadside assistance, including benefits like towing, lockout service, and a mechanics hotline. To find out if you’re eligible, you can check the app or call one of our friendly agents. You may qualify for a special rate of $50 for your first year!
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