First and foremost get your car serviced! No one wants their car to break down in any season, but definitely not in the cold, icy or snowy winter weather. Start the winter season off right by ensuring that your vehicle is in great working condition.
Visit your mechanic for a tune-up and other routine maintenance.
Have your vehicle checked thoroughly for leaks, badly worn hoses, or other needed repairs, parts, and replacements.
Always wear seat belts and ensure that everyone else in your vehicle is wearing their appropriate safety restraints.
Always keep your gas tank full.
If road conditions seem hazardous try to remain off the roads.
If you are stopped or stalled in wintry weather, follow these safety rules:
-Stay with your car and try not to overexert yourself.
-Put bright markers on the antenna or windows and keep the interior dome light turned on.
-To avoid asphyxiation from carbon monoxide poisoning, don’t run your car for long periods of time with the windows up or in an enclosed space. If you have to run your vehicle, clear the exhaust pipe of snow and run it only sporadically — just long enough to keep yourself warm.
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