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Is your car ready for winter?

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Mark DannehlWow, winter came early this year! If you haven't prepared your car for winter yet, now's the time. Here are a few tips.

  • Check your tires. Ensure your tires are properly inflated. Replace tires that are worn, or consider installing snow tires.
  • Change the oil. Use the recommended oil for winter to ensure a smooth-running engine.
  • Check wipers and wiper fluid.
  • Cold temperatures reduce a battery’s power. Test and replace if needed.
  • Keep a bag of cat litter in the trunk to help your tires tread up an icy hill.
  • Pack an emergency kit and keep it in your car. Make sure your kit includes:
    • Ice scraper
    • Shovel
    • Jumper cables
    • Wiper fluid
    • Blanket
    • Flashlight
    • Bottled water
    • Extra clothes
    • Snow boots

Stay safe and (try to) stay warm!

Mark Dannehl, Personal Insurance Consultant