1. Put an emergency box in your car. Anything can happen when you are out on the road during the winter. An emergency box filled with items such as a flashlight, a first-aid kit, road flares, a few blankets, a change of warm clothes for the driver, a few extra pairs of gloves, a radio, an emergency charger for your phone, and dried fruit or nuts, can save the day.
2. Check your car's tire pressure. Check your tire pressure with a simple gauge sold at any auto supply store. Follow your manual’s recommendations for pressure level, and if your tires need air, fill them up at the gas station.
3. Change out your windshield wiper fluid. Switch out your fluid for “winter” fluid. Winter fluid is designed for the rigors of winter weather and won’t freeze on your windshield. In fact, it actually helps loosen ice and snow from your windshield, making it much easier to keep things clear.
4. Change your grade of oil. If you normally use a 10W-30 oil, switch to 5W-30 at your next oil change or ask the mechanic what he would recommend.
5. Check your antifreeze levels. Antifreeze keeps your engine from freezing. You might want to add "Heet" to your gas, as well. This keeps the gas lines from freezing.