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).