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How to Winterize Your Car

October 11, 2015

Winter is right around the corner and many meteorologists are predicting big snow storms for New Jersey this year. To make sure New Jersey drivers are prepared for the wintry weather ahead, NJM has put together a list of essential tips to keep you safe:

  1. Get Your Car Serviced. Get everything checked before it gets too cold. This includes ignition, brakes, filters, tires, battery and anti-freeze. If you have four-wheel-drive, make sure it is working properly and that you know how to use it correctly.

  2. Create an Emergency Preparedness Kit. Keep the following emergency preparedness items in your trunk at all times: blanket, flashlight, spare tire, shovel, ice/snow scrapers, jumper cables, and a bag of salt for dealing with ice.

  3. Prepare for an Emergency Situation. If you find yourself in an emergency situation, know what to do. Turn on a warning light or light flares and hang a brightly-colored cloth from your antenna to alert passersby and emergency vehicles of your location. Do not wander too far from your vehicle and keep one window slightly opened as heavy snow can seal a car shut.

For more emergency planning essentials, check out our blog: 10 Things You Should Always Have in Your Vehicle