The Bound Brook winter can make it more challenging to drive around. However, you might have to face the harsh reality of going to work or running errands for the family in the cold and (sometimes) snowy conditions. There are ways to make driving a little safer and more manageable. Below are some important winter maintenance items that you should take care of to make your commutes less complicated this winter:
Windows and Mirrors
At one point or another, you're going to have to get the ice or snow off your glass surfaces. A windshield scraper can do the job quickly and speed up the process over only relying on the defrosters. Clean windshields, windows, and mirrors are a must if you want to see others and others see you on the road.
Before driving, please make sure that your wipers aren't frozen onto your windshield. One way to prevent this from happening is by propping the blades outward at night. This winter, you will become more reliant on your windshield wipers to wipe off the snow and ice from your windscreen.
It is imperative that you're driving around with sufficient tread. The tread on your tires is vital as they are needed to grip the roads and direct snow away (when necessary).
Get a Winter Emergency Kit for Your Car
Last but not least, it would be helpful if you kept an emergency kit in your car. You never know what could happen on your next commute; a breakdown, an accident, etc. It's always good to stay prepared in unforeseen circumstances like those. Please make sure you include the essentials: non-perishable foods, winter accessories, blankets, flashlights, batteries, chargers, etc.
If you need help winterizing your vehicle, we invite you to bring your car to the professionals at Nerger's Auto Express.