Make sure your vehicle is in good winter condition

The American Automobile Association (AAA) recommends that drivers check their vehicles to ensure equipment is in good winter operating condition. If in doubt, replace parts or equipment. Consult a repair technician for complicated inspections.

Items to check:

  • Battery, cables and battery posts
  • Wipers and windshield washer fluid
  • Antifreeze level
  • Ignition system
  • Thermostat
  • Headlights, hazard lights, brake lights and turn signals
  • Exhaust system
  • Window defroster and interior heater
  • Brakes and brake fluid levels
  • Oil level (if necessary, replace existing oil with a winter grade or SAE 10w/30 viscosity)
  • Winter tires, studs and/or tire chains (make sure you know how to install chains before the need arises)

Published 11-15-13