Even before winter sets in, some things on the car should be checked so that you are not surprised by the cold temperatures.
First of all winter tires are important. In Germany, there is a situational winter tire obligation. This means that there is no prescribed period, but in case of black ice, snow, slush or slippery tires, winter tires must be fitted.
The antifreeze protection from the cooling water should also be checked and refilled if necessary.
When the days are shorter and the weather becomes duller, good visibility contributes significantly to safety on the road. Therefore, clean your windows thoroughly from inside and outside - especially the windscreen. Dirt on the windscreen considerably reduces your visibility when the sun is low in the sky. If rain or snow is added to the problem, it is essential to have fully functional windscreen wipers. Replace them when the wiping performance is no longer optimal. You should also check and maintain the door seals: In winter, they can freeze and even crack.
At low temperatures, especially in older cars, they may not start up again. A quick check of the battery does not hurt.