While fall is the perfect time for a scenic drive, don’t forget that colder weather is just around the bend. Before the weather turns ugly, prepare your car for winter with these simple tips from Knight Automotive.

Replace Your Wiper Blades

Windshield wiper blades usually perform well for about a year. If you replaced them since the last winter season, install a new set before this one hits. It’s also important to make sure your windshield wiper fluid is filled and your heaters and defrosters function properly. The last thing you want in snowy or icy weather is to have trouble seeing the road.

Check Your Battery

Cold weather puts extra strain on your battery, so before winter arrives, take a little time to check out your battery. Make sure it’s not excessively corroded and is fully charged. If the battery is damaged or unable to hold a charge, replacing it now will save you from getting stranded in ugly weather down the road.

Monitor Your Tires

Because air condenses as it gets colder, it’s important to monitor your tire pressure as winter approaches. Underinflated tires will underperform, especially in difficult driving conditions, so make a habit of checking up on your tires throughout the cold weather season.

For some drivers, winter is a stressful time of year. But with these easy tips, you’ll be ready for winter before it even gets here.