Engine Oil in the winter: The oil in your engine changes depending on how hot or cold the engine is running. Because the outside temperatures will influence the internal temperature of your engine, you need to make sure you're using the proper oil for the conditions.
Engine Coolant: You car's coolant system is not intended only to keep your engine from overheating. It is also responsible for protecting your valuable engine against corrosion. Before the weather gets too cold, make sure you are using coolant with ethylene glycol to help protect your engine.
Battery Capacity: Your battery capacity is reduced by the cold weather, too. A thorough inspection of your battery, cables, terminals, and fluid will help you make sure your car is ready for the winter.
Check over the battery cables for cracks and breaks. The terminals should fit snugly with no loose connections. You can check your battery fluid by uncovering the refill hole. If the level is below the bottom of the cap, refill with distilled water.
Snow Tires: When it comes to really dealing with winter weather in Lebanon, your tires are out there mixing with the snow, sleet, and ice. Driving in snow can be very difficult and sometimes dangerous.
Mounting the right tires in Lebanon on your car or truck can give you a huge advantage when trekking through snow. Many car makers and tire manufacturers recommend changing all four tires to snow tires in the winter. If you don't swap all four, the difference between snow and summer tires in Lebanon can cause other problems for your vehicle.
When spring comes, though, you'll be glad to get out of the heavy winter tires in Lebanon because your fuel efficiency and handling will improve with a less aggressive tire.
Emergency Kit: If you don't already have an emergency kit in your car, consider putting together a few basics and stowing them in the trunk. Naturally, you'll want to be sure your spare tire is in good shape with all the tools to change it out. But you might also want a few other emergency items in case you slide off the road and get stuck in a snow bank:
When you take the time to winterize your car, you become more comfortable driving in cold.