This had admittedly been a mild winter, but this upcoming week is looking to be a serious one for anyone in the northern US.
If there's one thing that should be prepared for this storm in case of an untimely emergency, it's your vehicle.
If you haven't already, take the time to read today's blog post to make sure your vehicle is prepared for the upcoming blizzard.
4. Check Your Tire Pressure & Tread Depth
Good tires are the foundation of safe & secure driving. It's easy to determine this.
First, check your tire pressure. Then, check your tread.
If you live in the Northeast, it's always a good idea to install winter or all-season tires before it gets too bad.
3. Use Winter-Grade Windshield Wiper Fluid
Believe it or not, there are different types of windshield wiper fluid.
The winter-grade is built to easily melt ice & snow off your windshield faster than regular fluid.
2. Check Your Antifreeze & Engine Coolant Levels
Antifreeze is an incredibly important liquid that keeps your engine from freezing during sub-zero temps. So, you're going to want to make sure that you have enough of it.
When you bring your car in for an oil change (By the way, are you due for one?), be sure to ask them to check & top off your antifreeze. It could save you a massive headache down the road.
1. Get a "Winter Box" For Your Car
Having this box fully stocked & ready to go could be the difference between an inconvenience and a disaster.
Here's a list of some items that should go in your winter box: a flashlight, road flares, a first-aid kit, a few blankets, a change of warm clothes for the driver, a few extra pairs of gloves, a radio, and some charged batteries for your FNDN Heated Daily Gloves.
Thanks for tuning in, hopefully this storm isn't too bad!
Do you have any extra winter vehicle tips that you think I missed? Let me know in the comments section below!
Author / Ice Man