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DIY Tips to Prepare Your Car for Winter


If you have been looking to get your car ready for these cold winter months,

  • One of the best things that you can do is to check out your windshield. You may hire an expert for windshield replacement in Tucson in order to make sure that you’re going to be ready for the winter months. If you see any issues, take it in to a pro and see what they say about it.
  • Check your antifreeze and other liquids in your vehicle. There are so many issues that can come up if you don’t have antifreeze in your car, and if the oil’s not changed, and if any other issues end up happening at the same time. Check everything out and make sure that it’s full and ready to go.
  • Keep the car filled with gas. Many people say that it’s bad if you don’t have enough gas in there, so make sure you keep it with at least a quarter or a half of a tank of gas in there to get the best results possible.
  • Chains on your tires can be a huge help. Snow tires can be helpful too, but if you can’t afford them, look for chains that can work for your car and then install them yourself – you’ll see a huge difference in the way that you drive.
  • Keep at least one thing of kitty litter in your trunk. It sounds like an odd thing to have in your car, but if you’re from the north, then you know how much of a help it can be. Not only does it weigh down the back of your vehicle (which can help you keep control on icy roads), but you can use the kitty litter if you get stuck spinning on ice or snow. Put it under your tires so that you can get a little grip and pull out of the area that you’re stuck in. Two purposes for one item!
  • Have a pack ready in case you get stranded somewhere. You may end up in a situation where the road is closed or you’re stuck at a friend’s house, so just make sure that you have a bag with all of the things that you need in it so that you can stay without being uncomfortable. Include PJ’s, toiletries, a blanket, and other miscellaneous items that can help you out.
  • Clean out the car, inside and outside! If your car is clean, especially on the outside, the chances that you will end up with rust and decay because of the salt and sand is a lot lower, so make sure that you prevent that with getting things ready ahead of time.
  • Be safe and know how to drive in bad conditions. Take a course so that you can learn how to drive on ice and so that you don’t have any problems in case you come up against something that is difficult to take care of.