Winter Readiness Guide

Winter brings family time, holidays, and cherished memories, but it also brings cold weather that's harsh on your vehicle. These articles and helpful tips will help get you through the ice, snow, and winter season safely and reliably.

Winter help from AutoZone with:

  • Preparing the interior and exterior of your vehicle inside for winter
  • Keeping your vehicle stocked for safety
  • Knowing how to safely operate your vehicle in winter conditions
  • Knowing how to get back on the road if you ever skid or slide

Winter-Proof Your Vehicle

It’s not just ice, snow, or cold that impacts your vehicle. Road treatments can wreck havoc on your undercarriage and even paint. Being proactive about protecting your car or truck can cut down on wear.

Driving in the Winter Cold

Icy driving conditions can be extremely dangerous. Know how to start and operate your vehicle safety in extreme cold, snow, or ice, and learn what to do if you run into trouble.

More Winter Car Tips

Colds gets into everything. Stay smart and stay safe out there.

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Be sure to consult your owner’s manual, a repair guide, an AutoZoner at a store near you, or a licensed, professional mechanic for vehicle-specific repair information. Refer to the service manual for specific diagnostic, repair and tool information for your particular vehicle. Always chock your wheels prior to lifting a vehicle. Always disconnect the negative battery cable before servicing an electrical application on the vehicle to protect its electrical circuits in the event that a wire is accidentally pierced or grounded. Use caution when working with automotive batteries. Sulfuric acid is caustic and can burn clothing and skin or cause blindness. Always wear gloves and safety glasses and other personal protection equipment, and work in a well-ventilated area. Should electrolyte get on your body or clothing, neutralize it immediately with a solution of baking soda and water. Do not wear ties or loose clothing when working on your vehicle.

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