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5 Car Care Tips for Winter Weather

Winter weather can be tough in your car. The sand and salt can make your vehicle rust faster. It seems like your car needs more energy to run smoother. This is why you have to make sure that you can take care of your car. The lack of care during the winter will actually make the car a lot less smooth than you used to. So check out these tips below so that you have a smooth-running vehicle this winter!

How to care for your car this winter

  1. Check your tires: Proper tire pressure is essential for safe driving in winter weather. Make sure your tires are properly inflated and have enough tread left. Consider using winter tires if you live in an area with heavy snowfall.
  2. Check your battery: Cold weather can be hard on car batteries, and a dead battery can leave you stranded. Have your battery checked and consider carrying jumper cables or a portable jump starter in your car.
  3. Check your fluids: Make sure your car has enough coolant and windshield wiper fluid. Both are essential for keeping your car running smoothly in cold weather.
  4. Check your lights: Make sure all of your car's lights are working properly, as poor visibility is common in winter weather.
  5. Keep an emergency kit in your car: A winter emergency kit should include a blanket, water and non-perishable snacks, a flashlight, jumper cables, a first aid kit, tire chains, an ice scraper, a bag of sand or cat litter, a shovel, and extra warm clothing and boots.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your car is ready to handle the cold and keep you safe on the road this winter. If you need help getting your vehicle ready for the winter months, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Apple Auto today!