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Winter weather creates hazardous driving conditions.

Unless you live in an area that is warm all year, you should prepare your car for freezing temperatures, snow, and ice. Here are some key vehicle preparation tips for winter driving:

  • Have a car emergency kit for wintertime. Include at least a flashlight, blanket, snow/ice scraper, and sand or salt. Check out more tips for creating a winter car emergency kit here.
  • Install fresh coolant before temperatures drop and keep your engine coolant system in the right proportion. Check your car owner’s manual to learn the proper way to change the antifreeze.
  • Make sure your heater system and the window defroster are functioning properly.
  • Check the windshield wipers and replace those that are worn or hardened. Use windshield wiper fluid that has antifreeze in it. Keep an ample [...]
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