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How to Prepare Your Car for a Wet Winter & Spring

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Some of the worst road conditions that a car owner can encounter happens during the winter and spring seasons. For you and your family’s safety, you should make sure that your car is prepared before the snow and rain arrive. Read on for some harsh weather driving advice and to learn how to prepare your car for wet weather, and make sure it operates safely during the stormy season.

  1. Keep a Good Engine Coolant/Antifreeze Supply Ready.

 During a cold winter, your engine is prone to freezing and can totally stop working. You can avoid this from happening by making sure that the engine has enough level of coolant/antifreeze. Antifreeze is a substance that lowers the freezing point of water-based liquid in the car’s engine. Applying it will prevent your car engine from freezing and stopping during your travel.

  1. Ensure the Tires are in Good Condition.

Not enough traction is a common problem during wet winter and spring seasons because of the water, ice and snow. You need to prepare for snowy roads by making sure that your car’s tires won’t slip and will stay on the road.  How do you this? First, ensure that there is enough pressure on your tires. Check your car’s manual for the recommended air pressure. Second, check that there is enough thread on the tires or else, get a new set of tires before winter arrives. A set of winter tires can be very useful for vehicle.

  1. Use Winter Windshield Wiper Fluid and Winter-Grade Oil

 Ordinary windshield wiper fluid will easily freeze during winter. This is not ideal during the cold weather. Switch to winter wiper fluid to ensure that you have full road visibility during your travels. Also, you need to switch to engine oil with lower viscosity before the winter arrives. Getting winter-grade oil will keep your engine running even during the most freezing weather.

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