Prepare your SUV for winter
Winter can be a tough season for vehicles, especially SUVs. Cold temperatures, snow and ice can damage your vehicle and leave you stranded on the side of the road. Fortunately, there are ways to winterize your SUV to ensure you’re prepared for winter conditions.
Check oil and coolant levels
The first step in preparing your SUV for winter is to check the oil and coolant levels. You need to make sure your vehicle has enough oil to run properly and that the coolant is at a sufficient level to prevent the engine from overheating. If you notice the levels are low, refill them with the correct amounts and types of fluids.
Check the tire pressure level
You should also check the tire pressure level of your SUV. Tire pressure is important for good grip on snowy and slippery roads. You need to make sure the tire pressure is correct for your vehicle and that you have enough pressure to drive safely.
Check the brakes and wipers
You should also check your SUV’s brakes and wipers to make sure they are working properly. Brakes should be in good condition and windshield wipers should be replaced if necessary. You also need to make sure you have enough wipers to clean the snow and ice that builds up on your windshield.
Check lights and headlights
Your SUV’s lights and headlights should also be checked before hitting the road. You should make sure that all lights are working properly and that the headlights are adjusted correctly for best visibility.
Add snow chains
If you plan to drive on snowy or slippery roads, you may need to add snow chains to your tires. Snow chains can help improve your vehicle’s grip and traction, which can help you avoid accidents.
Check fuel level
You should also check your SUV’s fuel level before hitting the road. You need to make sure that you have enough fuel to get to your destination and that you won’t have to stop along the way to refuel.