When the destructive force of winter permeates the atmosphere, everything will feel its full impact, especially vehicles. Since there is no way to prevent winter from coming, winterizing vehicles will prepare them for what is to come.
For starters, avoid stalling car maintenance when it is due, and until it is time for a tune-up, take care of the jobs that are easy to perform. Flush out the cooling system, and exchange the coolant, in addition, exchange the wiper blades for the windshield, and fill up the washer reservoir with proper windshield fluid. Service the car battery. Replace it if it is older than 4 1/2 years old. As the temperature drops, the air in tires will increasingly become lower and lower. To help prevent this as long as possible, check the pressure of the tires with a tire gauge, and do the same for any spare tires, and equip the trunk with proper tire-maintenance equipment. Check to make sure that the defroster and heater, plus lights are all functioning correctly. To prevent moisture from freezing the gas lines, fill the gas tank. Last, but not least, have the car brakes serviced, and fill the car with a fully equipped winter kit.