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Preparing for the Cold

Are you currently ready for winter? Is your vehicle ready for the cold months that are vastly approaching? Preparing for the cold can be easy — we are going to help you! After all, the last thing you want is for your car to break down. Follow these tips to potentially avoid this unfortunate event from happening:

Check the Oil

Of course, you should always check your oil and make sure your vehicle has the proper amount. However, checking your oil is even more important during winter months, when it’s particularly cold outside.

Check the Radiator

It’s been said that a vehicle’s radiator is much like a thermos. Therefore, when temperatures drop and become cold, it’s important to make sure your car has proper amounts of coolant and antifreeze — you don’t want to run low.

Check the Battery

Unfortunately, car batteries can die without much notice or warning. If the outside temperature is particularly cold, battery problems can increase. Therefore, it’s important to check the battery’s positive and negative terminals. You may need to repair or replace your battery to prevent yourself from getting stranded.

Check the Gas

Though it’s never a good idea to run on empty, you definitely want to make sure you have plenty of gas during the winter months. Obviously, you don’t want to get stranded somewhere in the cold — having a full tank of gas can help prevent this from happening. With a full tank of gas, you can also prevent moisture from forming in the fuel lines.

Check the Tires

When the temperature rises and falls, the air pressure in your tires can do the same. Therefore, it’s very important to always make sure that your tires are properly inflated. If you have low tire pressure, you can lower your fuel economy and even potentially blow out a tire.

Stay Safe and Warm

Make sure you stay safe and warm this winter. As temperatures rapidly drop, make sure you’re properly preparing for the cold. After all, you want your vehicle to run accurately — you don’t want to get stranded or break down. Are you currently prepared for the change in season?



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