The winter season is here. Its a great time to take a road trip to experience the beauty of winter-wonderland. But, before you go, it is key to make sure your vehicle is in top shape and ready to handle the winter environment. The last thing you want is to be stranded on the side of the road! Take these simple steps, and you will be on your way to a smooth winter road trip:

 

1. Replace your windshield wipers - If your windshield wipers are over a year old, it's time to get new ones

 

2. Get an oil change - Remember to do this every 3,000

 

3. Check the condition of your tires - If you have not gotten new tires for a while, it might be time

 

4. Battery check: Check your car's battery and make sure you car is stocked with jumper cables

 

5. Fluid check: Refill windshield washer fluids and antifreeze

 

6. Tire pressure: Check your tires and inflate them with proper air pressure

 

Before heading out also make sure that your vehicle is equipped with the proper winter car emergency kit which includes flares, blankets, water, etc. You can never be too safe when it comes to driving in the winter, especially if you find yourself stranded in familiar or unfamiliar places.

 

Stay safe out there!