Keeping your car properly prepared for winter conditions can help keep you safe on slippery roads.
With the threat of severe winter weather on the way for parts of the nation, it's a good time to think about your car.
Is it well equipped for the elements?
Consider winter wiper blades wrapped in rubber. They reduce buildup of ice and snow on your glass.
Inspect the tread on your tires, and keep them properly inflated. When the temperature drops, so will the pressure inside them.
Your emergency road kit should be updated for the winter months with blankets, extra gloves, hats and scarves and an ice scraper and brush.
Also, a bag of abrasive material like sand or salt for when snow and ice start cover the roadways can help if you're stuck.
Finally, remember to keep your gas tank at least half-full to avoid gas line freeze-ups.