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12/09/2019
During the winter, the roads can make getting anywhere a challenge. If you come across road issues this season, you want to be sure you're as prepared as possible to get through it.



Pack These Things in Your Car This Winter

During the winter, the road conditions can make driving anywhere a challenge. Because of this, it's important to stay prepared for anything that can go wrong even if you're only heading to the supermarket. Below are some important items you should always carry in your car during the winter.

Check on Your Spare Tire

You can get a flat tire at any time of the year, but because of the winter road conditions, it's a great idea to check on your spare tire. Snow can hide some road dangers that can take a toll on your tires, so be prepared with a spare that works. There's nothing worse than getting a flat tire and then discovering your spare tire isn't in good condition or that it's not even in your car. Before the winter starts, check that you have a spare and that it's ready to use. Your tire should be properly inflated and not have any damage to it. If it's looking like it's seen better days, change it out before you need it.

Carry Cold Weather Supplies

If you do come across some road trouble this winter, it's best to be prepared with cold-weather supplies for yourself and your passengers. If you have to pull over and change a tire, you'll want to keep your hands warm with gloves or mittens. If you come into some other type of trouble that leaves you stranded while you wait for help to arrive, a blanket, snacks, and some water can help keep you and your passengers happier. You may not expect to need these things, but it's better to have them just in case.

Carry Extra Fluids

Carrying extra fluids for you car is a must all year round, but during the winter it can be even more important. Running low on coolant can leave you on the side of the road while you wait for your engine to cool down. Topping it off with water this season isn't a great option because the cold can make it freeze. Because of this, carrying extra coolant is a must. With other fluids, having them on hand can be helpful because you can top them off as soon as you notice they're low instead of having to wait in the cold for roadside help to arrive. To keep your car running strong this winter, give it a synthetic oil change in Warminster. You can find the perfect synthetic oil for you car by contacting the friendly oil pros at Synthetic Oil Direct. Give them a call at (215) 834-8720 for product recommendations. They can help your find products like  AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil, which will keep your engine protected even on cold starts. You can shop their collection in their online shop or place your order.

Keep a Tool Kit in Your Car

You may not know how to fix everything in your car, but having a tool kit in your trunk can still be helpful. This doesn't mean you should carry tools to fix a leak or more advanced things, but rather things that can come in handy. For example, if your car is parked in the cold all day, you may find that your battery doesn't want to start. Jumper cables can come in very handy in this scenario and can help you get home instead of waiting around for help. In the same way, an ice scraper can help you remove ice that has accumulated on your windshield while you were at work. This may be small but it will help reduce your stress and save you time that would otherwise be spent waiting for help.

Don't Forget Your Sunglasses

This may sound like a weird recommendation since it's no longer summer, but sunglasses can help a lot during the winter. Since the sun can reflect off the snow and into your eyes, you may have a hard time driving in the daytime. In these cases, having a pair of sunglasses on hand can make your drives easier on your eyes.

Give Your Car a Synthetic Oil Change in Warminster This Winter

Get your car ready for winter with a synthetic oil change in Warminster. To find a synthetic oil for your car, contact the friendly oil experts at Synthetic Oil Direct. Give them a call at (215) 834-8720 to place your order!
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