As winter-like weather rolls in, vehicles may need a few more turns of the key to start up.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has several tips on its website about how drivers can prepare their vehicle:
- Use fresh antifreeze to winterize the vehicle,
- Make sure the vehicle's battery is working as it should,
- Check to see if the vehicle's exhaust system is operating properly and
- Use good oil that can withstand the cold temperatures
MoDOT also said drivers should do a pre-trip inspection before each trip by checking tires, brakes, windshield wipers and windshield wiper fluid.