Here are some winter car care tips
* Begin with the basics. Review your owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s service intervals.
* Replace worn wiper blades and keep plenty of washer fluid on hand. Check that all lights and bulbs are working.
* If you’re not a dedicated do-it-yourself-er, contact the courteous staff member at Preston Ford
* Replace worn tires with all-season radials or snow tires, as conditions warrant; don’t forget to check the spare tire and jack. This is a good time to have alignment problems corrected.
* Correct engine performance problems (rough idling, poor acceleration or hard starts) before cold weather sets in.
* Have a qualified auto technician check the condition of your battery and cables, plus the radiator, and all hoses and belts.
* Make certain the heater and defroster are in good working condition; have the exhaust system examined for leaks, a potentially deadly condition in closed vehicles.
* Carry emergency gear: flares, boots, gloves, ice scraper, high-energy snacks, a blanket, shovel, flashlight, tire chains, a few tools, and a cell phone.