1. Not having your mechanic inspect hoses, belts and fluids
Winter temperatures can be pretty brutal on your car. If you have a cracked hose or a worn belt, the frigid air just might be the final blow. The last thing you want is to be stranded on the roadside when a blizzard is raging or the temperature is south of zero.
Do yourself a favor and have your favorite mechanic look over your car on a pleasant fall day. You’ll thank yourself come January.