Replace wiper fluid with a winter mixture and maintain the proper fluid level
Consider winter wiper blades to help cut through snow and ice
Make sure battery cables and terminals are secure and free from corrosion
Test your battery by turning on the headlights before starting the engine – if they get brighter once you start the engine, schedule an appointment with a mechanic for further electrical inspection
If your battery is more than 3 years old, have it inspected by a mechanic
Fuel and Air Filters
Replace and keep water out of the system by using additives
To keep moisture in the gas line from freezing and for easier cold-weather starts, keep at least a half tank of gas* in the tank
Continue regularly scheduled maintenance such as oil changes, brake pads, and checking your lights and exhaust system. Along with these maintenance tips, make sure your vehicle has a winter emergency kit*.
Any of the recommendations should only be done if consistent with the owner’s manual.
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