Winter’s coming soon! Save money now by making sure your vehicle is winterized correctly. The AAA recommends the following:

  • Check your battery. Cold weather can reduce battery power by 50 percent. Batteries in use for three years should be tested. Make sure posts and connects are free of corrosion. 

  • Consider an oil change. A full synthetic or synthetic-blend engine oil flows better at lower temperatures for easier cold startups and better wear protection.

  • Inspect wipers and fluid levels. Make sure your wiper blades are in good condition and your windshield washer fluid reservoir is filled with no-freeze washer fluid.

  • Top off your antifreeze. Make sure your radiator contains the proper 50/50 mix of coolant and water. 

  • Check your tire pressure. Properly inflated tires maximize traction on wet or icy roads and help protect against wheel damage from potholes.

Pulling together what you need to prepare your vehicle for winter now, doesn’t take long and can make a big difference in both safety and minimizing cold-weather setbacks and additional costs.

Be sure to keep your cell phone charged, and consider keeping the following safety items in your vehicle at all times to stay prepared for road-side challenges this winter:

  1. Small shovel

  2. Jumper cables

  3. Towing rope

  4. Emergency signals (hazard sign, road flares)

  5. Flashlight and a kerosene lighter

  6. Small food items, snacks

  7. Blanket/extra clothing

  8. Basic tools/ spare tire

  9. First-aid kit

  10. Cat litter

Stay safe! Remember: Everyone can use their Marquette Bank FunRewards app to look for discounts from local area car services and know you have 24/7 Roadside Assistance (get $80 towards your roadside assistance up to 4 uses per year) through December 31, 2020.

After December 31, 2020 if you don't already have a FunRewards Checking account, just give us a call us at 1-888-254-9500 and we can upgrade your account!

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