rain-x in winter is a good thing; it's good to 25 degrees F and, let's face it, I'm not driving in that kind of weather anyway, unless it's an extreme emergency. It also helps water, snow and sleet bead up and slide off the windshield easier.
While you're at it, rain-x and rain-vision are excellent products to wipe on the outside of the windows; both take a little bit of work but the results are well worth it. The product is wiped on a clean windshield, allowed to haze, wiped on again, washed off and then the window dried. Rain, sleet and snow will simply bead up then slide down your windshield; an added bonus is, so will dirt. You can tell from the bottle, I've had this for a while and it still works great. It does need to be re-applied every so often and after washing the vehicle.
NOTE: If using rain-x or rain-vision, when rain/sleet/snow starts, do NOT use your windshield wipers. The more you use those wipers, the more the blades wipe off the windshield treatment and your work is for naught.
It's suggested windshield wiper blades be changed every six months but who does that? I try and do it once a year but, probably, miss that deadline as well.
Never Fog is used on the inside of the windows to prevent fog from clouding the windows. Then I move on to beneath the hood...
The hoses are checked for tightness and to make sure there aren't any cracks or slits.
If necessary, I'll top off the oil; today, it needed a few ounces and we've always used Penzoil.
Armor All to clean the inside of the car. It may not sound like a lot of work but it took about
UPDATE: Don't forget to check brake and steering wheel fluids.
Next vehicle post will what to keep in your car for emergencies.
Blessings ~ good products ~ clean car ~ safe car ~