Cold Weather Checklist for your Car

Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall.

Get your car ready for cold weather use before winter arrives.

+ Service the radiator and maintain antifreeze level; check tire tread or, if necessary, replace tires with all-weather or snow tires.
+ Keep gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines.
+ Use a wintertime formula in your windshield washer.
+ Prepare a winter emergency kit to keep in your car in case you become stranded.
+ The kit should include:
– cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries;
– blankets;
– food and water;
– booster cables, flares, tire pump, and a bag of sand or cat litter (for traction);
– compass and maps;flashlight, battery-powered radio, and extra batteries;
– first-aid kit; and plastic bags (for sanitation).

Content from National Center for Environmental Health 

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