cars driving north on i15 in snow storm

IT'S (ALMOST) ALL ABOUT YOUR TIRES




stack of tires

Good tires - you have to have good tires

You need good traction - older tires without a lot of tread are the equivalent of ice skates for your car. If you only replace two, mount them in the rear

bottle of windshield wiper fluid

Fill your wiper fluid reservoir

Use the "anti-freeze" kind and fill it before the first snowstorm. Buy extra to keep in your vehicle.

car windshield

Check your wiper blades and replace if necessary

You want them to be clearing not smearing your windshield.

open road side emergency kit

Pack your emergency kit along for the season

Make sure it's well stocked - get details on what you should carry here.

Check your battery

Check your battery

When the temperature drops, so does battery power. Make sure your battery is up to the challenges of winter.

Check your cooling system

Check your cooling system

Make sure you have enough coolant in your vehicle and that it's designed to withstand winter temperatures.

Clear ice and snow off your windows, headlights and tail lights.

Clear ice and snow for visibility

Before moving your vehicle, clear ice and snow off your windows, headlights and tail lights.

Clear ice and snow off your vehicle roof - if it hardens it can become very dangerous while driving

Snow left on your car can be hazardous

If it hardens, it can fly off and cause damage similar to what is in this picture.