In our last blog we discussed winterizing your car from a car care prospective. But there are more steps to take to make sure your car is properly winterize.
While we certainly hope your car always runs smoothly and you never have any complications, we want to do our best to make sure you’re prepared.
For starters make sure you have a blanket, extra set of warm clothes, and boots in your trunk for an emergency. Iowa winters can get pretty chilly, and if you’re stuck on the side of the road waiting on help that time will go by much faster if you can remain warm.
Next make sure you have an emergency kit. This doesn’t pertain to just the winter months, many of these items should be in your car at all times.
- Engine Oil
- Windshield washer fluid
- Batteries – Batteries will get cold and lose a bit of life over the course of the winter. Bring back some of the juice by placing the battery between your elbow or underneath your arm for 30 seconds to warm them up.
- First aid kit
- Bungee Cords
- Spare Cash – 10 to 20 dollars can stretch when you in a tight spot.
- Multitool – A small handy device to do a variety of task.
The Boy Scout motto of, “Always be prepared”, applies when dealing with winterizing your car.
We hope our tips on packing essential items and winterizing car care were helpful. Drive safe this winter and look out for more information from Stalker Chevrolet. Remember to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.