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Your should have all of these items (above) in your trunk for safe winter driving - plus your cell phone and a real  spare tire! 

Car Emergency Kit

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Brake Fluid in Winter


The reason American cars don't sell anymore is that they have forgotten how to design the American Dream. ~ Karl Lagerfeld


Brake fluid can become contaminated, causing a sudden brake failure. If you are adding brake fluid, make sure you don’t use a previously opened and used can or bottle of brake fluid as moisture can affect it. This article declares why, one of the most important and neglected features of your vehicle - the brake fluid - deserves your attention.

Checking your brake fluid is not a hassle - yes, even you can do it. Here's an explanation of how to check your brake fluid that includes a diagram. Do it in the fall to ensure your vehicle's brakes are ready for the harsh winter months.

Here's a video with step-by-step video instructions for checking your brake fluid and, if necessary, filling that reservoir. It also includes  a handy tip about what to do with the new brake fluid you just opened.

Above all else, check your car fluid levels - if nothing else - before the roads get choked with snow and ice. Here are more good tips and information to keep you vehicle in tip top shape.

Back to: Fluids

* Car Fluid Levels
* Change Your Oil!
* Antifreeze: The Green Stuff
* Check Your Coolant Level (video)
* Brake Fluid with (video)

* Transmission Fluid with (video)

No matter how well you plan, stuff can happen when you're driving your car or truck in the winter's cold. Best to have these items in your trunk just in case that emergency crops up.


 Coolant


  Oil 


  GPS 


  Duct Tape



 Car Emergency Kit 



Jack



GoPro



  Cell Phone


No one thinks of winter when the grass is green. ~ Rudyard Kipling