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How to Prepare Yourself for Winter Driving

When it starts to get cold outside, one of the things you should be preparing for is winter driving. Anything can happen in the winter, whether it be related to the temperature or the status of precipitation in your area. Here are a few things you should do to prepare yourself for winter driving.

Check Your Tires

Tires for your vehicle can already be a lot of maintenance throughout the year. You have to make sure they have enough tire pressure, plus you have to make sure they have enough treading. As the temperature drops, your tire pressure will drop as well. It may even be a good idea to buy tires meant for winter weather specifically, which usually have longer treading than your average tires.

Test Your Wipers

In the winter, you never know what to expect weather-wise. Sometimes, it will still rain, and other times, you will get snow, sleet, or hail. Either way, it's a good idea to make sure your windshield wipers are in perfect working condition and top off your wiper fluids. You can purchase wiper fluids that are meant specifically for temperatures below freezing to prepare for the winter season.

Ultimately, you should make sure your entire vehicle is working in as good condition as it could possibly be, including your headlights and your brake lights to make sure you can see the road when there are severe weather conditions. It's also a good idea to prepare the inside of your car with things like gloves, a scraper for the windshield, and any fluids you might need that you can easily top off yourself in an emergency. If you need assistance getting your vehicle ready for winter, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Rainer Automotive. 

23933 SE 264th St. Ste. A Maple Valley, WA 98038 (425) 310-1100
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