When navigating cold weather, it becomes more important than ever to ensure that your vehicle will be able to meet the challenges of the road. If you’re worried about what this is going to cost you, then consider a new report out of Wisconsin that offers tips on preventative maintenance that won’t break the bank.
Tire pressure, for instance, isn’t something that is going to cost you a ton of money to see to. Most gas stations will allow you to fill up your tires to the optimum level without even having to pay a fee, or at the very least, they’ll ask you to buy a gallon of gas. Consult your owner’s manual to determine what the appropriate level would be. That way, your gas mileage will improve and you’ll have an easier time gaining traction on icy roads.
You’ll also want to make sure that your wiper fluid is going to be able to clear the dirt and grime that could accumulate on your windshield. Wiper fluid is relatively cheap to find, but you want to do your research to make sure you’re buying the type of substance that isn’t in danger of freezing. The report even suggests using a spray bottle filled with water and vinegar to spray on the glass, as doing so can prevent the buildup of ice in the first place.
Although the report advises using toothpaste to clean headlights, no matter what you decide to use, make sure your headlights are sufficiently clean so that they’ll be able to cut through the darkness and heavy snowfall.