Preparing Your Car For Icelandic Winter
You are probably aware that driving in Iceland during winter can be challenging, which means that you might need to prep your vehicle before going on the trip. Below are a few small tips that will help you manage.
Check Your Battery
It should be taken into account that during the winter months you will use the heaters very frequently which puts extra effort on the car battery, which already lost some of its power output due to the exposure to low temperatures.
Replace Your Tires
Replacing summer tires is for sure one of the most important steps in preventing car problems, but unfortunately, statistics show that a large part of the drivers still neglect this issue. Winter tires show better properties, specifically with regards to reducing the stopping distance on snowy and wet surfaces.
Finally, do not forget to take your vehicle to a winter inspection and prepare it for the season.
Below are a few more tips for staying safe on the road:
- Regularly check your tires for correct pressure and tread depth.
- Keep your windshield clean with high quality washer fluids.
- Put away or turn off your mobile device and other distractions.
- Do not delay getting your oil changed.