Not only is it a good idea to check the tread on your tires now but also have some winter-ready items in your car in case you break down. Gloves, Hat, Scarf, Blanket, 3 Emergency Triangles, Jumper Cables, First Aid Kit, Flashlight, Bottle of water, Snow brush/scraper, Washer fluid, and Portable shovel. All good things to have on hand especially with the winters we have here in the NE.