-Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks.

-Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.

-Make certain your tires are properly inflated.

-Never mix radial tires with other tire types.

-Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.

-If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.

-Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).

-Always look and steer where you want to go.


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Winter is just around the corner. For many drivers, that also means the challenges of winter car ownership are just around the corner, too, like salted streets, icy roads, freezing temperatures and heavy snow. How can you make sure your car is well cared for during the difficult winter months? We’ve listed eight simple car care tips that can go a long way toward making sure your car stays in great shape all winter long.


One major hazard with winter driving is that the sun sets earlier in the day, which means there’s less daylight, especially on your commute home. As a result, you’ll want to do everything you possibly can to make sure all of your vehicle’s lights are in excellent shape, providing the brightest possible illumination they can. If a bulb is out, fix it before winter starts, and if there’s snow covering any exterior light, make sure you remove it before setting off to drive anywhere. If your headlights are foggy or yellow, consider replacing them or look into an easy restoration kit.


It’s often more difficult for a battery to operate in cold weather than it is for a battery to operate in warm weather.