7 Ways To Prepare Your Car For Winter

Winter can be hell on your car. So in order to avoid a snowy breakdown during which you must eat your family to stay alive, follow these simple tips.

By Brooks Heintzelman

Prep Your Car For Winter

4. CHECK YOUR WIPER BLADES
Snow, rain, slush, salt, gravel, and reindeer droppings are perils of winter driving. Keeping your windshield clean and clear means your wipers must be strong, like bull. Dreher recommends replacing your blades if they’re more than a year old. The good news: They’re about $15.

5. MAINTAIN WINDSHIELD FLUID AND ENGINE-COOLANT LEVELS
A few miles stuck behind a salt truck or an Escalade will leave your windshield filthy; pick up windshield washer fluid with de-icing formula, and check the levels every couple of weeks if your ride doesn’t alert you about low levels automatically. Antifreeze should be used in a 50/50 mix with water to keep your engine cool. (Using 100 percent antifreeze can melt your spark plugs, amongst other things.)

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