As winter brings on perilous driving conditions, be sure to protect your car and your passengers by following five simple practices. Maintain your car’s fuel level so that it does not fall below half a tank. Keep basic provisions in your car in case you get stranded for any length of time. Be sure to clean the snow and ice from your car regularly and also wash it regularly to preserve the paint’s integrity. Finally, check that you have the proper tires on your car and use snow tires if needed.