Prestone® experts provide consumers with the latest and most advanced winter-related products to make driving in snow and icy conditions easier and safer.
Emergency Kit Essentials
Be Prepared On The Road By Having:
When winter comes it is armed and dangerous with a powerful arsenal of conditions that lower your visibility when driving. But with some recent developments in ice-fighting technology, it's easier to keep your windshield clear for safer driving.
According to the winter driving experts at Prestone®, most regular blue washer fluids may work fine in the summer, but in cold weather they can freeze, smear on your windshield and block your view. Prestone® Windshield De-Icer Washer Fluid, easily identifiable by its bright yellow color, is a washer fluid formulated to work in extremely cold temperatures. The Prestone fluid:
If your vehicle has been out in the ice and snow, you may have a lot of work to do before you start driving. Follow these steps for quick and easy clearing:
Getting Out Of Your Icy Driveway
Before you start shoveling away at a driveway packed with snow and ice, the winter experts at Prestone Products have some recommendations to make it easier on you and your back:
If you follow these simple steps, you'll be amazed at how much easier it is to deal with bad-weather days.
Has your vehicle got a really annoying squeak? Or maybe it's leaving a trail of some neon-colored juice. Afraid it might be cheaper to drive it over a cliff than to a mechanic? Never fear. Most of these are easy to fix yourself with inexpensive products you can find almost anywhere.
If your transmission is having trouble shifting, or you see red fluid puddling around your car, check your transmission fluid level right away. Transmissions are closed systems and need to be full at all times. But don't waste your time continually refilling the fluid. Seal the leak as you add transmission fluid, with a product like Prestone® ATF with Stop Leak.
If your car complains loudly when you turn it sharply right or left, it may be leaking power steering fluid. As an alternative to costly repair, try Prestone® Power Steering Fluid With Stop Leak to refill your system and stop the leak in one step.
The other leak you can seal with a simple additive is in your cooling system. Leaking antifreeze can be dangerous for neighborhood pets and lead to engine overheating, so it's important to get this fixed. The trouble is, the leak could be anywhere. The radiator, the heater core, or the hoses.
There are a number of stop leak products made for cooling systems, and each one seals a different size hole. Prestone® Stop Leaks seals most leaks in hoses, radiators, and heater cores, and also helps lubricate the water pump and fights rust and scale at the same time. As you move up to more heavy duty products for larger holes, you may want to go right to the big guns: something like Prestone® Super Sealer.
Finally, squeaky belts make a sound all their own. That's because as they get older, they start to lose their grip. V-belts and fan belts can crack with age as well. For these, try Prestone® Belt Dressing. It prolongs the life of the belts and also reduces strain on bushings and bearings.