How to Winterize Your Car (Infographic)

Winter may not be here yet, but temperatures are already dropping. Luckily, our friends at SpareFoot have offered up a handy infographic with 7 steps to help you winterize your car.

Here in San Francisco, winterizing your car basically means firing up the defroster in the morning. But, for most of the country, winter casts a slightly more potent spell. Though powder-white snow and gleaming ice crystals make for beautiful scenery, these elements can cause dangerous road conditions and wreak havoc on your car.

With that in mind, our friends at SpareFoot (who offer car storage services around the country) have created this helpful infographic with 7 simple steps for getting your car winter ready.

Chock full of useful winterizing tips — like checking your fluids and keeping kitty litter in your trunk — this infographic is handy for anyone currently (or soon to be) experiencing the cold shoulder from Jack Frost.

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More tips for winter

Cables, kitty litter, and kafka: check out the top 11 must-haves for your winter car kit
Face down the fiercest winter conditions with these all-star winter driving tips
Winterize your home to avoid these 6 nightmare scenarios

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Ride a motorcycle? We also have tips on how to winterize your bike.

For another way to get prepared, take a look at our winter driving safety tips.

5 Responses to “How to Winterize Your Car (Infographic)”

  1. Avatar for Jessica Guerin
    Ben Chambers
    November 20, 2013 #

    Who's got the money to keep their tank over 1/2 full? I haven't been able to get my tank up to 1/2 full in almost a year. Ain't nobody got money for that!

    • Avatar for Jessica Guerin
      December 18, 2014 #

      with prices falling below $2 a gallon around most of the country this should be the time for everyone to fill the tank all the way. that is at least while it lasts.

      • Avatar for Jessica Guerin
        Ben Chambers
        December 20, 2014 #

        Oh, I have been taking full advantage of the nice gas prices. Notice that I wrote this comment a year ago, when prices were still well above $3.25

  2. Avatar for Jessica Guerin
    November 14, 2014 #

    Aluminum under the paint? The drifter really doesn't know, the majority of cars are made of steel

  3. Avatar for Jessica Guerin
    Melissa Wazny
    December 18, 2014 #

    Great tips! Got blades today now I defnitely need a wax.. Thx!

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