What's included in a winter car check?

I want to make sure my car is ready for winter after being stranded last year during a snowstorm. What's included in a winter car check?

“You can conduct a winter car check on your own or take it to a shop where they can do the work for you.
Generally speaking, you’ll want to focus on the following:
  • The depth of the tire tread and the condition of your tires
  • Battery test
  • Topping off your coolant/antifreeze
  • Inspect and replacing your windshield wipers as necessary
  • Taking care of any dashboard warning lights
  • Changing your oil
It’s also a good idea to review your car insurance policy. If you don’t have towing coverage, it might be worth it to add it to your policy should you ever skid off the road due to ice and need some help.
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If you can manage to get all of these done before winter, you’re sitting pretty when the harsh weather actually hits. Good luck!”
Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 03, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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