The temperature is dropping ~ now is the time to make sure components are working properly on your vehicle that you may not have been using in the warmer weather.
- Check defroster and heater to make sure they're operating. Both help prevent frost buildup on the windshield, improving visibility.
- Replace broken exterior lights. Don't put off replacing a high-beam or tail light.
- Keep tires properly inflated. Air pressure drops in colder temperatures. Proper inflation will help maximize traction in wet and snowy conditions.
- Test 4WD (four-wheel drive) systems. Because 4WD is not required all the time, it's best to test the system to make sure it is properly functioning before winter arrives, as it is when you will need it the most.
- Inspect tread on all tires and replace if necessary. Don't try and make it through the winter with bald tires. The more tread left on the tire, the better traction your car will have in winter weather.