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Q: What preparations should I make for driving in winter?

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What preparations should I make for driving in winter?

A: Preparing to drive in the winter means taki...

Preparing to drive in the winter means taking certain actions before you drive and driving correctly based on the weather. Make sure a maintenance technician has inspected your vehicle and measured fluids for winter driving. Have winter or all-season tires on the vehicle for better traction. Remove snow from the windshield and windows and loosen up windshield wipers and doors if they are frozen in place. Drive slower if road conditions are wet or icy. Apply the parking brake whenever you stop to prevent the vehicle from sliding.

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