One of the worst feelings in the world is to go outside and try to crank your car and it does not work. What are you to do now. Their are some steps you can take to ensure that this does not happen to you this winter.
Take your car to the shop and get all the fluids changed. If you cannot afford getting all the fluids changed then go ahead and at least get the anti freeze flushed and refilled. This will make sure all the interior engine component work properly and the heater works.
One of the most overlooked parts of the car during the winter month is the battery. Make sure all of the cables are tight and the battery has the correct amount of fluid in it. Yes batteries do have fluid in them and if the fluid gets low that will affect the performance of your battery and decrease the life of the battery.
NEVER LET YOUR GAS GET TOO LOW
This is simple enough but most underestimate the importance of keeping gas in your car during the winter month. Keeping an adequate amount of gas in your car reduced the chances of your fuel line freezing.. Also it will prevent you from running out of gas which is not good when it is 37 degrees outside. So try to keep the tank above halfway.
Check the tread on the tires. If they are worn out then you need to replace them immediately. Driving in the snow on tires that do not have good tread is extremely dangerous. The tires may not be able to grip the road like it should if the tires are worn. Check the tires pressure as well. Tires need to have a certain amount of pressure in them to perform to their maximum potential.
Make sure that the break fluid level is at a sufficient point and that the break pad do not need to be replaced. Brakes do get cold in the winter and without the proper padding the breaks will not perform like they should. Take your car to a mechanic shop and have them check the fluid level and the padding so ensure you and your families safety this winter.