Winterize Your Ride II

Tire Pressure

Regardless of the tires you happen to be using, you need to keep your tire pressure in check during the winter months. Because traction is often at a premium in snowy or icy conditions, your tires need to have just the right amount of pressure to prevent slippage. A properly inflated tire will also help out against wheel damage, as the tire’s contact with the road could warp the rim.

Tire pressure could also drop because of the cold temperatures. This occurs because gas contracts when it cools, thus creating less pressure in your tires than you originally thought. Keep an eye on your tire pressure during the winter and follow all factory specifications to inflate the tires properly. If you aren’t sure, have a professional take a look.


If your vehicle has 4WD capabilities, you need to make sure that it functions properly. Most people don’t use their 4WD systems during summer months, so it is a good idea to check it out before you need it. Make sure that it is working effectively and that it operates the way it should. Have a mechanic look it over if you aren’t sure what to look for.

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