It’s never too late to prepare your car for cold weather

Just a few steps can have you prepared for freezing temperatures.

  • Service the radiator and maintain antifreeze level, check tire tread or, if necessary, replace tires with all-weather or snow tires.
  • Keep the gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines.
  • Use a wintertime windshield washer fluid.
  • Prepare a winter emergency kit to keep in your car in case you become stranded. The kit should include a cell phone charger and extra batteries; blankets; food and water; booster cables, flares, tire pump and bag of sand or cat litter (for traction); flashlight, battery-powered radio and extra batteries; first aid kit; and plastic bags (for sanitation).