Don’t Get Stuck, Winterize Your Vehicle
February 14, 2014
A quick checkup now can help keep your vehicle in the best shape possible during an intense winter. Below are some of the tips we suggest you consider when doing your seasonal checkup.
Make Sure You Have All Proper Accessories
Don’t forget how useful a new set of windshield wipers can be, especially during a freak snowstorm. Consider purchasing mud guards and floor mats to help keep regular road grime off your vehicle. Also, if you plan to change your tires, now is the time to do that. Snow tires can help your vehicle hold traction on particularly slippery roads (or trails).
Check Your Brakes
Make sure your brakes and your emergency brake have been properly serviced and are in top condition. With the slick roads that winter brings, it’s no time to be letting a maintenance appointment slide.
Flush the Cooling System
If you’ve had your vehicle for a while, winter prep is a good time to flush the cooling system. This system helps prevent your engine from freezing in the winter. Ensuring that the coolant is good helps prevent overheating, breakdowns, and other damage.
Keep a Full Tank of Gas
Winter is no time to be driving around with a near-empty gas tank. Make sure you’re regularly filling up to help prevent condensation from forming on the walls of the tank and dripping down into your gas.
Carry an Emergency Kit
It’s a good idea to keep a small emergency kit in the back of your vehicle. Include a shovel, ice scraper, blanket, jumper cables, and flashlight, just to name a few things. You’ll appreciate it if you get stuck on or off the trails.
Article based on a post by The Jeep Blog, official blog of the Jeep® brand. To read more posts like this, please check out The Jeep Blog.
To see how the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Polar Edition plays in the snow, watch this video.