Snow - Winter Safety Tips for Passenger Vehicles

Snow - Winter Safety Tips for Passenger Vehicles

Is your car prepared for the winter? Check the following:

  • Battery condition and terminals
  • Windshield wipers and washer fluid levels
  • Coolant system levels
  • Lights and signals
  • Tire wear and pressure

Treat your vehicle right!

  • Keep your gas tank at least half full
  • Start your block heater several hours before driving
  • Start your car at least one minute before you drive it
  • Drive slowly while engine components warm up
  • Completely clear your vehicle of snow and ice, including the windows, mirrors, roof, trunk, hood and lights

Did you know?

Your car’s engine coolant should have a minimum freezing point of -35C to -45C. The tires on most cars are underinflated, reducing their performance and creating a driving hazard. The air pressure in your tires changes by one pound for every 5C change in air temperature.

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