How to Prepare Your Car for Winter: 7 Tips (Pt. 1)

September 30, 2014

With fall here and winter just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you need to do to prepare your car for winter driving. By taking a little bit of time to prepare your car for winter now, you can:

  • Minimize your chances of a car accident and keep your family safe for all of your upcoming holiday traveling
  • Ensure you have the supplies and tools you need if you do end up getting stranded on the road this winter.

In this blog series, we will highlight some essential tips that can help you prepare your car for winter. If you do end up getting hurt in a car accident this winter, you can turn to the Portland car accident lawyers at the Savage Law Firm for help getting the compensation you deserve.

Here’s What You Can Do to Prepare Your Car for Winter…

Do you know what to do to prepare your car for winter? If not, check out these tips. And, remember – call us if you get hurt in a car accident. We can help you.

Do you know what to do to prepare your car for winter? If not, check out these tips. And, remember – call us if you get hurt in a car accident. We can help you.

Tip 1 – Check your car’s fluids

This is an easy thing you can do (or can have done when you are getting other vehicle maintenance done) to prepare your car for winter. The specific fluids you need to check and refill include:

  • Windshield wiper fluid
  • Antifreeze
  • Oil (this may involve a full oil change if necessary).

The point is that you want your car to have all of the fluids it may need while driving in winter conditions. So, check the levels of these fluids and replenish the fluid levels as necessary.

Tip 2 – Check your car’s heater and defroster

Your car’s heater and defroster are about to be used quite frequently with winter and freezing cold conditions almost here. Therefore, make sure these essential features of your vehicle work; if they don’t, get them fixed now so that they are all ready to go when the winter is finally here.

We will continue highlighting some tips for how to prepare your car for winter in a few upcoming installments of this blog series – make sure you check them out!

Portland Car Accident Lawyers at the Savage Law Firm

Have you been hurt in a car accident or any type of traffic accident? If so, it’s time to contact the experienced Portland car accident lawyers at the Savage Law Firm. We realize how devastating traffic accidents can be – that’s why our lawyers are here to aggressively defend injured people’s rights to both justice and compensation.

While this means that our Portland car accident lawyers will work diligently to help our clients tell their stories in court, it also means that our attorneys and dedicated staff will vigorously stand up to insurers and others outside of the courtroom to ensure that our clients are able to obtain the settlements they deserve.

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