This post is sponsored by Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Wherever the road takes you this holiday season, spread some holiday cheer along the way and keep your vehicle ready for anything the trip might throw at you! It’s safe to say that traveling local or cross country will look a lot different this year. Whether you’re taking a trip or staying home, you want to make sure your vehicle is ready for the winter roads. These tips from Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book will help you get your car ready.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know a couple months ago I bought a new truck. When it came time to find my perfect vehicle, I turned to my go-to resource Autotrader. Seriously, does anyone not use Autotrader when it’s time to find a new car?
This is my first winter with a totally new to me type of vehicle, hello pickup truck. So I want to make sure I’m ready for the winter road and road trips that may come my way.
Here are a few ideas to get your car ready for winter:
- Pack a winter car care kit and keep it in your trunk. You never know when you might need it.
- If your vehicle is due for service, schedule it now before the weather gets bad or you hit the road.
- Check your tires and your tire tread depth.
- Depending on where you live and where you’re headed, consider winter tires for your vehicle.
- Check the fluid levels in your vehicle and top off any that might be low.
- Check and/or replace your wiper blades.
- Add a foldable shovel to your emergency kit. You don’t want to get stuck in the snow!
- Consider keeping a portable battery charger in your kit. They’re compact nowadays and pretty affordable.
- Keep some cold weather gear like a blanket, hats and gloves in case of an emergency.
If you’ve been thinking about selling, trading in or just purchasing a new vehicle, Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader are here to help! In fact, Autotrader helped me locate this truck when no local dealers had one!
With a variety of helpful tools and resources on their websites, you’ll be armed with information and can make the most informed decision when buying or selling your next car.
Both Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader have been trusted resources for decades, and I’ve never bought or sold a car without first checking with them. Their knowledge is priceless to help you make an informed decision.
While you’re out on the road, there are some easy ways to spread some holiday cheer! If you’re out holiday shopping, pick up a toy or two to donate to your local police station’s holiday toy drive. Grab some extra groceries to donate to the local food bank. And if you’re grabbing some coffee or a quick drive-thru, pay for the car behind you.
I took the kids out this weekend just to do all that. It’s a simple way to give back and set an example or just do something nice for someone. Because we could all use a little kindness right now.