Tips to prepare your vehicle for extreme cold weather – WRTV Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — As we get ready to experience a stretch of sub-zero temperatures across central Indiana, there are many tips to follow to make sure you and your vehicle make it to see warmer days.
Extreme temperatures can impact your vehicle in many ways, including tire pressure, batteries, engine belts and even your gas lines if you don’t keep on top of your maintenance and keep things full.
In preparation for the incoming deep freeze, remember these tips:
Before extreme cold arrives:
“With the rain that’s going to happen beforehand, it really tends to wash away any treatments on the roads. So if that freezes really quick, that makes really hazardous conditions that we can’t control a vehicle on,” Bargersville Fire Deputy Chief Michael Pruitt said.
Pruitt says if you must travel, make sure you have a few key items in your car in case you get stranded like:
Tips for driving in extreme cold temperatures: