Prepare your Car for the Winter

What you need to do

  • Service your radiator and antifreeze levels
  • Check your tire tread, 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 an emergency kit for your car

  • Cell phone, portable charger and extra batteries
  • Items to stay warm such as extra hats, coats, mittens, blankets, or sleeping bags
  • Food and water
  • Booster cables, flares, tire pump, and a bag of sand or cat litter for traction
  • Compass and maps
  • Flashlight, battery-powered radio, and extra batteries
  • First-aid kit and 
  • Plastic bags for sanitation