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Winter Car Care Tips

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Winter Car Care Tips

To ensure that your vehicle is prepared for winter driving, the Car Care Council recommends that motorists perform a winter maintenance check of areas that have direct a impact on winter driving.

• Battery – Check the battery and charging system for optimum performance. Because batteries don’t always give warning signs before they fail, it is advisable to replace batteries that are more than three years old.

• Antifreeze – Should be flushed and refilled at least every two years in most vehicles.

• Brakes – Brakes are critical to vehicle safety and particularly important when driving on icy or snow-covered roads. Have them checked.

• Tires – Check the tire tread depth and tire pressure, including the spare. During winter, tire pressure should be checked weekly as tires lose pressure when temperatures drop.

• Oil – Be diligent about changing the oil at recommended intervals and check the fuel, air and transmission filters at the same time.

• Lights & Wipers – Make sure all exterior and interior lights are working so you can see and be seen. Check the fluid level in the windshield washer reservoir and replace wiper blades that are torn, cracked or don’t properly clean your windshield.

For more details, go to http://www.carcare.org/2016/01/car-care-winter-maintenance-check/