March 18, 2022
Winter Can Be a Terrible Season for Car Owners Caught Unprepared
The icy conditions of the winter season can be hard on your vehicle. If your ride isn’t ready to face the demands of winter weather, you might find yourself spending hundreds of dollars on auto repairs.
Winter-proofing your car won’t just save you money; it can also prevent you from getting into life-threatening road accidents.
Don’t worry, getting your car winter-ready isn’t as complicated as it may sound. To help you prepare your vehicle for winter, Veteran Car Donations shares these seven must-do tips:
- Inspect your battery.
If you just replaced your battery or if it’s still relatively new, you probably won’t have to worry about it. For a battery that’s more than a year old, however, you might want to get it inspected by a mechanic so you can be sure that it’s still in good condition.
- Consider switching to snow tires.
Snow tires can help your vehicle handle winter conditions better than all-season or regular tires. They won’t come cheap but can be a worthwhile investment particularly if you live in an area that experiences harsh winters.
- Check your tire pressure.
Driving with low tire pressure can be dangerous on wintry roads. Check the air pressure in all your tires, making sure they’re inflated to the PSI recommended by their manufacturer.
- Check your auto’s oil quality and level.
Your engine oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. Check its quality by using your oil dipstick to see whether or not your car needs an oil change. Check also if the oil level is low and needs to be topped off.
- Maintain a full tank of gas if possible.
This is especially important in areas that typically experience freezing winters. A full gas tank will help prevent frozen gas lines and other related problems.
- Be ready for any vehicle emergency.
Winter preparation for your vehicle includes being ready with basic tools in case of car troubles. Your tools should include a well-inflated spare tire, jack, and jumper cables.
- Replace your wiper blades and keep a spare ready.
Snow and ice can be devastating to the rubber blades on your wipers. Inspect your wiper blades and replace them if they’re already worn down. You should also keep an extra pair of wipers in your car so you can replace them at any time.
Assure Your Safety on the Road This Winter by Doing This
If you have an old car that’s been experiencing mechanical troubles, preparing it for winter weather may not be enough to assure your safety on the road. If repairing that vehicle would cost you a fortune, better give it up.
You can still give it a worthy purpose though when you hand it over to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll turn it into a powerful tool to improve the lives of the suffering veterans in your area while allowing you to enjoy a most satisfying and rewarding giving experience.
Our team will auction off your donated vehicle and use the proceeds to help fund the life improvement programs of our veteran-focused charity partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofits cater to disadvantaged and neglected veterans — those who are homeless, jobless, disabled, as well as physically or mentally ill.
Thanks to your donation, our charity partners will be able to provide the underprivileged veterans in your area with free quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.
Your donation will also benefit you in more ways than one. We’ll provide you with valuable rewards such as the free towing of your unwanted vehicle wherever you had it parked or stored anywhere in the country. Your gift will also entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
On top of the material rewards you’ll get, your vehicle donation will give you that exquisite feeling of satisfaction, knowing that you’ll be helping uplift the lives of our nation’s suffering heroes.
You can donate almost any type of vehicle, such as an ancient sedan that has a couple of damaged parts or a van that no longer runs.
Interested to know more? You can find details about our quick and easy car donation process on our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or message us here.
Reach Out to Our Disheartened Heroes Today!
This winter, ensure your safety on the road by donating your old vehicle to Veteran Car Donations. We will give that vehicle a new and meaningful purpose — one that will bring contentment into the lives of our nation’s disheartened heroes. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!