In the winter, freezing temperatures and roads coated with salt can wreak havoc on your car, nevermind icy windshields, dead batteries, and cars that won’t start. Safe driving in all weather conditions can help you avoid car accidents and claims on your auto insurance policy, and some simple car maintenance and an emergency kit can help keep you safe on the roads and keep your car running through the rest of the season.
Winter car maintenance checklist
Winter is not the time to be thinking about saving money on your car maintenance. If you keep your car maintained throughout the year, you might be able to avoid more big-ticket car maintenance.
Create a winter emergency kit
There’s a reason your car has a trunk, and it’s not to store 20 canvas shopping bags (or is that just my trunk?).
Consider stocking your trunk with the following items to help you handle an emergency situation:
Whether or not you’re enjoying winter weather, don’t wait to find out if your car is enjoying it too. Protect your vehicle, protect yourself, and protect your passengers.
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