Driving in the deep-freeze of winter can be a treacherous experience. From chipping away ice on your windshield to slipping and sliding on the roads, there’s so much to think of for the health and safety of both you and your car.

Here are some tips to beat winter driving and stay green while you’re at it!

Tires

While it’s always important to make sure your tires are filled with air, there’s extra reason to once the temperature drops below zero. No one wants to be stranded with a flat tire on the side of an icy road. Try filling tires with nitrogen in the winter months as it reduces the amount air loss due to cold temperatures.

Battery

Your car battery has a far greater risk of dying in below freezing temperatures as cold weather can reduce battery power to 50%. It’s crucial to have your battery inspected to make sure it will survive the cold months. By planning in advance, you could add years to your battery’s life, which is good for your wallet and also prevents it from ending up in a landfill.

Brakes

Always have a professional regularly check that your brakes are in good shape. Especially in the winter months, it’s essential for your safety that you can adequately come to a halt on wet or slippery roads. Making sure your car is at its best will improve fuel economy and car performance while also reducing pollution.

Anti-Freeze

While this product can be a lifesaver, the harsh chemicals can cause a lot of harm to the environment. Consider using natural de-icing substances that can be found in your home or purchased inexpensively. Clean clay cat litter, sand and fireplace ash are all great natural alternatives to de-ice your car.



Conservation Tip
House plants liven up the look of your home while purifying the air by producing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide, bacteria, mold and other chemicals.
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