Top 10 Car Winterizing Tips

Tip 10: Keep an Emergency Kit Inside Your Car: A winter accident could leave you stuck on the road. Avoid this type of scary scenario by learning how to prepare your car for winter.

Tip 9: Make Sure Your 4-Wheel Drive Works: Unless you go off-roading all year long, chances are if you own an SUV you don't use your four-wheel drive.

Tip 8: Check Your Car's Belts and Hoses: Check to make sure your belts and hoses are in good condition.

Tip 7: Replace Windshield Wipers and Wiper Fluid: Clear out any snow above and below your windshield wipers -- the weight of snow can damage the wiper mechanism and make winter driving dangerous.

Tip 6: Check Your Defrosting and Heating Units: When our windshields fog up in the winter, it's because moisture from inside the car condenses on the glass and makes.

Tip 5: Keep Your Fuel Tank Full: Even these snowmobile drivers know it's best to keep your gas tank full during the winter.

Tip 4: Put in the Right Amount of Antifreeze: It's important to keep equal parts antifreeze and water in your radiator.

Tip 3: Check Your Oil and Oil Viscosity: A woman checks the oil level of her car with the dipstick.

Tip 2: Check Your Battery: Someone didn't properly winterize his or her car battery.

Tip 1: Check Your Tire Pressure and Consider Snow Tires: If you have a car, chances are you also have a tire-pressure gauge. 

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