With winter weather just around the corner, here’s a quick checklist to get your car ready for the cold to come.
Give them a once-over for wear and tire pressure (they can lose pressure in the cold). If you’ll need snow tires, now’s a good time to get them.
Hard or worn wipers are a danger in bad weather. Think they can handle the snow/hail/road salt/miscellaneous debris they’ll soon be facing? If not, replace them.
Top up your windshield washer fluid and flush and refill your car’s coolant system.
Check that your car’s electrical system is properly charged. The last thing you want in the dead of winter is a dead battery.
Make sure your heating system and window defroster are working properly. You’ll thank us when the mercury drops. If you live in a cold climate, remember to put the ice scraper, floor mats and the rest of your winter supplies back in the car.
And speaking of being prepared, don’t let a dead battery or another mishap leave you stuck in the cold. GEICO’s 24-hour Emergency Roadside Service is available 365 days a year, to help you get moving again.
By Sam Song