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

Car Emergency Kit

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Winterize Your Car:
A Handy Checklist


In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer ~ Albert Camus


Winter? Check. Your car? Check. Winter car checklist? Check. Like it or not, whether you're ready or not, the pain is a' coming if, like me, you despise the freezing cold temperatures, snow and ice of the winter season. Prep your car properly and your vehicle will be ready to handle the harsh reality of  winter weather...whether you're ready or not.

Whether you like it or not, Old Man Winter is on his way. If don't winterize your car and get it prepared for the cold and snow of the winter season, you could end up stuck on the side of the road. Use this short winter car care checklist to help you winterize your car before  the winter weather arrives.

Winterizing your car means checking your vehicle's fluids like the antifreeze and oil, plus your windshield wipersbattery and more. Use these brake and tire maintenance suggestions in this winter car checklist to ensure your vehicle is ready for winter.

You want to be rolling down the road in the winter - and not sitting on the side of it because you didn't prepare your car for the winter season. We're not talking about spending a lot of money or an inordinate amount of time to get your car or truck ready to handle the cold, snow and ice of winter weather. This video shows you how to winterize your car with ease.

Bottom line is that the way to avoid vehicle problems during the winter travel season is to plan ahead so your car is equipped to handle the ice, snow and cold...I can't wait. Use this winter car care checklist to winterize your car to lessen your chances of a breakdown this winter.

For the no-nonsense type who just wants a quick list of tips to make your car safe for the winter season, check out Lauren Fix's extensive winter car care checklist to get your vehicle in top-top shape for the cold, snow and ice.

Back to: Winterize Your Car - Part 1 

* The First Step for Winterizing Your Car
* Winterizing Your Car (video)
* 10 Simple Ways to Winterize Your Car
* Winterizing Your Car for Adverse Weather
* Preparing Your Car For Winter (video)
* Winterizing Your Car: A Short Checklist
* Winter, Your Car, and You
* How Ready is Your Vehicle for Winter?

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


 Coolant


  Oil 


  Duct Tape


  GPS 



 Car Emergency Kit 



  Jack



  Cell Phone


In a way winter is the real spring, the time when things happen, the resurge of nature. ~ Edna O'Brien