3 steps to winterizing your car

  • Have your battery, tire pressure and antifreeze checked.
  • Make sure your wiper blades and tires are built to handle winter weather.
  • Create a safety kit so you can stay safe while you're treading through the snow.

Three years ago, I was a graduate student in Missouri, and I was bracing myself for an impending snowstorm — something that is a rarity in my home state of Oklahoma. I bought a heavy coat, boots, wool socks and even a cute, furry hat to sport around campus. Unfortunately, in the midst of shopping for myself, I forgot to shop for my car. A couple days later, I found myself struggling to get home in six inches of snow.