Checklist for winter drivers

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 05.01.2012

Checklist for Winter Drivers

Here are some tips for winter drivers, find the basic car maintenance checklist to keep your car in top running condition this winter driving season. Make sure you, your passengers and your vehicle are safe in cold weather, wet and snowy driving conditions.
As the temperature is dropping, car batteries produce less power, belts and hoses become more brittle, tires lose air pressure and engine oil thickens. To some it up, winter is hard on your vehicle.

These tips can help drivers get ready for winter’s tough conditions:

Cooling System
The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked to prevent breakdowns and potential engine damage from freezing or overheating. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked at the same time.

Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual. In those very cold regions, you should switch to winter-grade oil, which has a lower viscosity and makes starting your vehicle easier, may be necessary when it is really cold.
Windshield Wipers
Replace your worn windshield blades. If your winters are really harsh, get rubber-clad (winter) blades. Carry extra windshield-washer solvent and a quality ice-scraper. These things are super important; you need to see to drive safe.

Can’t remember when you purchased a new battery? A weak battery is likely to fail in the winter. Have its charge checked at a good repair shop to be sure.

Bald tires are beyond dangerous in the winter’s wet snow and ice. Replace them with all-season tires or snow tires if your region gets heavy snow. Check the air pressure of all tires including your spare.
Carry gloves, boots, blankets, a winter coat, flares, a small shovel, sand or kitty litter, tire chains, a flashlight, a cell phone, some non-perishable snacks, and WATER. You may not think you will need these things, but you never know. Better to be prepared.
Keep your car in top running condition all winter long. Have a happy and safe winter driving season.

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