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Winter & Your Car

Cold days are ahead of us...This means you need to get your car winterized. It is like rearranging your wardrobe at the beginning of every season. It is time to show an extra attention to your car.

It may be wise to check the battery first. Very cold temperatures can reduce a vehicle's battery power by up to 50 percent and you face difficulties starting your engine in the mornings. If your vehicle battery is older than three years, have it tested at a certified automotive repair facility. Also, make sure the posts and connections are free of corrosion and have distilled water added if necessary.

Tires are the second important item. Watch for the flat tires, if the tires are worn braking, acceleration and handling are all negatively affected while driving on slippery roads. Because of reduced vehicle capabilities, the likelihood of a crash increases.

When the temperature drops below zero you may face the freezing problem of the water in the radiator. In order to avoid this don't forget to check anti-freeze level beforehand.

Visibility is particularly key in winter especially in rainy and snowy days. The life expectance of a wiper blade is one year and if your car's blades are older replace them. Also fill your wiper-fluid reservoir. Be careful when purchasing additives at gasoline stations in order to prevent the freezing of wiper-fluid, they may cause damages on the paint and plastic accessories of your vehicle.

Due to the potholes there may be scrapes and rust on the painting at the bottom of your car.

Check the tire chains, which are essential in snowy weather. Chains are the enemies of suspension system therefore inspect that they are appropriate for the diameter of the tire and the specialties of the rim.

Since the days are short and nights are long in winter always inspect the headlights, parking and turn signal lights.

Wishing you a free-of-problem-winter…





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