"There's really not anything to do anymore," says John Ibbotson, workshop supervisor at Consumer Reports' Connecticut test track. Ibbotson maintains the magazine's fleet of test vehicles.
At least nothing you shouldn't be doing already. In other words, check your owner's manual, not the weather forecast.
Maintenance aside, during colder months, you may want to keep more gas in your car's tank, says Robert Sinclair, a spokesman for the car owners' group AAA. That's because air carries moisture and water that can freeze and crystallize.
The more gas in the tank, the less air - and less chance of ice forming inside where it could get into fuel lines and cause trouble, he says.