Before driving this winter check that the brakes, battery, hoses and belts are in good condition. Regularly check your vehicle to make sure that:
- Fluid levels are full.
- Wiper blades don't streak. Install winter wiper blades.
- Heater and defroster are working properly.
- Radio is working, so you can receive weather updates, road conditions and traffic reports.
- All lights are working.
- Tires are properly inflated and have sufficient tread. Consider installing snow tires or carry a set of tire chains.
For more information on emergency preparedness, visit Philadelphia's Office of Emergency Management at www.phila.gov/ready.