There are a few things that could come in handy if you want to keep your car working throughout the hazards of winter.
First, make sure your tires aren’t too worn out… If possible, get snow tires.
Also, keep your wiper blades working and clean.
And make sure your heating and defrosting systems are ready for the cold.
Under the hood, your battery is often the first thing to go, so make sure that is checked out for cold weather.
Try to wash your car once a week to clean it of damaging salt.
Finally, have an emergency plan.
Have a way to call for help… And know who to call.
"Being stranded on the side of the road with no heater can be a big safety concern,” says Chad Boolman, Service Manager at Don’s Auto Clinic in Cadillac. “Just one good look-over, checking all of these things in one visit, we can tell you everything you may need or not need to make your vehicle relatively safe for the winter."
If you ever have any other questions about ways to winterize your car, you should call your mechanic.