One of the most important things you can do is to make sure you are clearing the windshield and other windows before you drive. This will improve the visibility in front of you. Clearing the windows will also help you to be aware and see those around you. If a window has snow or frost build up, you will not be able to see if someone is beside you. This can lead to an accident if you need to switch lanes or turn quickly. If your vehicle has a rear windshield wiper, you will also want to make sure it is loose so it can operate.
The washer fluid should also be checked. This is beneficial if you need to clear any smudge marks or slush off the windshield. It is always recommended to have extra washer fluid in the back of your vehicle or trunk. This way, you can refill the reservoir if you run out at an inconvenient time. When you check the washer fluid, take a few extra minutes to check all the fluids. You can even check the oil to make sure it is in the proper condition, as well as amount. If you do notice a fluid is decreasing or leaking faster than others, contact us. We can inspect the fluids and see what the issue is.
As you get ready to drive, get up a little early so you allow yourself time to scrape the windows. You can start the vehicle and allow the defrost to warm the windshield from the inside. It will also help the interior of your vehicle to be warm as well. While the vehicle warms up, you can scrape each window. By the time you are done, the vehicle will be warmed up. Warming up the vehicle also helps for the oil to warm up as well.