Winter Driving Tips For Columbus Drivers

Winter tire wheels using 4WD

Before you know it, winter will be upon us in Columbus, which brings with it challenges on the roads. Icy conditions, heavy snowfalls, and slushy roads are all possible and can be difficult to navigate. What’s more, they take a significant toll on your vehicle. That’s why it’s important to prepare for what’s to come, considering winter driving safety and what you can do to equip your vehicle for success. Keep these winter driving tips from Byers Collision Center in mind as you navigate the New Albany-area streets during the colder months.



Winter Driving Tips: How to Prepare

Take care of these essential tasks before any harsh weather approaches:

  • Check the battery and replace it if necessary.
  • Install winter tires.
  • Check and adjust tire pressure.
  • Inspect the brake system.
  • Check and adjust coolant levels.
  • Complete your routine oil change.
  • Check the heating system.
  • Use a cold-weather-ready windshield wiper fluid.
  • Replace the windshield wipers.

Winter Driving Safety

How can you ensure winter driving safety around Gahanna? In addition to the tasks you can complete ahead of time, consider the following.

Keep the Gas Tank Filled

Before you head out, check your gas tank level. It is incredibly important to have a full tank of gas during the winter months. If you drive a hybrid or electric vehicle, charge up ahead of time.

Plan Your Route

Make sure you have a sense of where you’re headed, especially if you’re traveling far from Pickerington. Check the weather before you leave, and determine where you can make stops.

Make a Winter Prep Kit

Keep items in your car that you’ll need if you get stuck due to hazardous road conditions, such as:

  • Wintertime tools like a shovel and ice scraper
  • Sand or cat litter to assist if you have lost traction.
  • Warm blankets
  • Jumper cables, a flashlight, flares, and emergency markers
  • Cell phone charger
  • Water, nonperishable snacks, and important medicines

Prep Your Car For Winter at Byers Collision Center

Get an estimate for service with Byers Collision Center to see how much it would cost to get your car ready for winter. Our expert technicians will provide top-notch, speedy service at competitive prices, and we make it easy to schedule your appointment online. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions or requests for service recommendations.


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