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How To Winterize Your Car - Top 5 Resources

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Getting your car ready for winter can feel like a challenge if you just don’t know where to start! The cold can do a number on your car, but fortunately, there are many ways to help ‘winterize’ your vehicle. Check out the top 5 resources below to get you and your car prepared for the winter.

Five Great Resources To Help You Winterize Your Car

If you need some tips for getting your car ready for the cold, snowy months, see the following resources to ensure you (and your car) and prepared!

Note - these resource are not in any particular order, we think they are all great!

1. How To Winterize Your Car - CARFAX

Screenshot of    carfax.com

Screenshot of carfax.com

This guide from CARFAX offers 10 great tips on how to winterize your car before winter even begins! You can find out what areas to begin working on in the fall, such as deep cleaning your car before it gets too cold and giving your vehicle a tune up before you run into problems in the winter. Click here to view the guide!

 
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Screenshot of consumerreports.org

This guide from Consumer Reports offers 8 excellent tips for not only preparing your car for the winter, but tips for using your car efficiently in the winter. For example, it recommends starting up your vehicle and letting it warm up a bit before driving. Even though modern cars don’t need this warm up period, it’s still beneficial and can ensure your vehicle runs smoother during those extra cold days. Click here to check out the guide!

 
Screenshot of    familyhandyman.com

Screenshot of familyhandyman.com

Family Handyman provides readers with 14 tips on getting your car ready for the winter, as well as precautions you should take in the winter (such as keeping winter tools in your car and packing a survival bag in the event you get stranded). Click here to view the guide!

 
Screenshot from    info.kaltire.com

Screenshot from info.kaltire.com

This checklist by Kal Tire goes over all the essentials for getting your car winter ready. It is broken up into three sections: Tires, Fluid, Systems, & Hardware, and Emergency Supplies. With this checklist in mind, you won’t forget any of the major things you need to worry about before your car is ready to hit those snowy roads. Click here to view the checklist!

 

If you are a visual learner and would rather watch a video than read a checklist, this video guide is for you! This quick video by Howcast shows you some of the best ways to prep your car for winter, and even includes some unexpected ideas (such as keeping a bag of kitty litter in your trunk to help weigh your vehicle down!) Check out the video above to see all the great ideas for getting your car winter ready.

 

How To Winterize Your Car - An Infographic

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Live in the Kitchener-Waterloo area? Ready to get your car winter ready?

Posted on April 17, 2019 .