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10 simple ways to get your car ready for winter

These tips can serve as handy reminders of simple steps you can take to stay safe and keep your vehicle in good working order this winter. Get the right kind of oil change. Are you approaching the time for a 30,000-mile full service for your vehicle? If so, don’t procrastinate! Among other things, the service should include an oil change, and the oil used should have the right viscosity, or thickness, for your vehicle at this time of year. Oil tends to thicken as it gets colder, and if it’s too thick it won’t do the best job of keeping your engine lubricated. Check your owner’s manual for guidance about which oil to use in different climates and temperatures. Make sure you can see. When’s the last time you replaced your w...

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