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Staying Safe in Winter Weather

November 12, 2016by Meineke

With winter weather fast approaching, it’s important to understand how to drive safely should you be out in harsh conditions. Despite how beautiful the snow may be when it first falls, it can wreak havoc on roads and your car if you’re not careful getting from point A to B. Preparing your vehicle and keeping your emergency supplies stocked are some of the best things you can do to be prepared.

Prepare your Vehicle

It’s important to keep your vehicle in top shape, especially as the winter season draws near. Some important things that you should check include your brakes, exhaust system, wiper blades, tires, and car battery to make sure your car runs as it should in unfavorable weather. Make sure you keep your gas tank full so you always have enough in case you get stuck in a blizzard.

Keep Supplies on Hand

Winter weather is one of the worst times to be stuck on the side of the road. Keeping items in your car such as booster cables, a spare tire, blankets, a flashlight, non-perishable foods, and an ice scrapper can help you be prepared and safe for any situation.

At Meineke, we offer a variety of car care services all year long. If you’re interested in opening one of our automotive franchises in your area, contact us today at 888-918-4522 or

Staying Safe in Winter Weather