Have You Winterized Your Automobile?

Cold days full of snow and ice are common this time of year in West Hartford, CT. Does your automobile give you trouble during the winter?  If so, you may need to take measures to winterize it. At ALLConnecticut Insurance, we want all our customers to be safe and warm while traveling to work, school, out of town, or anywhere else you go. That is why we recommend that you winterize your vehicle if you have not done so already.

How Do You Winterize Your Vehicle?

The first step to winterizing your car is to either have a mechanic inspect it, or do so yourself. You want to make sure it is running smoothly and can keep you comfortable while handling cold and sometimes dangerous road conditions. Some of the things you should check include:

  • Make sure that your tires have plenty of tread. If not, you should replace them with either winter tires or all-weather tires.
  • Test the thermostat and defroster to ensure they work well. You don’t want to get stranded in the cold and these fail you.
  • Check levels of antifreeze. As its name indicates, this fluid keeps your car from freezing.

Also, try to keep your gas tank full. A full gas tank helps prevent the fuel line from freezing during the extreme cold. And keep an emergency kit of supplies such as a flashlight, batteries, warm clothes, food and water on hand in case you become stranded.

Stay Safe This Winter

At ALLConnecticut Insurance, we believe that by performing these maintenance steps, your vehicle will be safe to drive throughout the winter in West Hartford, CT and anywhere else. If you are stalled, involved in an accident, or otherwise need assistance, give us a call. We are here to help.