When removing ice, snow, and sleet from the vehicle, make sure to remove all of it. It is important to have the best visibility possible for when you drive. If there are any areas that you do not clean off, you run the risk of not having proper visibility. Make sure that all areas of the windshield are clear and clean. When you do so, you will improve your safety as well. Not only should the windshield be inspected, the side windows and rear windshield should be clean as well. You will want to be able to see completely around you as you drive.
As you start your vehicle in the winter, you should turn on the defrost. This helps in removing any snow and ice that has accumulated on the windshield. It will start to warm up the windshield, which makes scraping easier. You should also take time and remove the snow from the hood, roof, and trunk of your vehicle. This will prevent it from flying off and hitting vehicles that may be around you. When removing snow, check that the windshield wipers are in the best condition possible. If there are tears or rips on them, you will want to replace them as soon as you can.
Besides checking the wipers, you will also want to make sure to check the tires of the vehicle. Each one should have the proper inflation. If they are low on air, it can cause further damage to the parts and components of the vehicle. If a tire gets low, often, make sure to bring the vehicle in. We will be able to check the air pressure for the tires. The tread wear will also have to be inspected to ensure that they are wearing evenly. If the tread is uneven, you will want to invest in a new set of tires.