Essential Winter Car Care Tips

November 28, 2020
Posted in Cold Weather
November 28, 2020 Andy McConnell

Essential Winter Car Care Tips

Carry emergency gear

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* 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.

* Replace worn tires with all-season radials or snow tires, as conditions warrant; don’t forget to check the spare tire and jack. 

* Correct engine performance problems (rough idling, poor acceleration, or hard starts) before cold weather sets in.

* Have a qualified auto technician check your battery and cables’ condition, plus the radiator and all hoses and belts.

* Ensure the heater and defroster are in good working order; have the exhaust system examined for leaks, for potentially deadly conditions 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.

Andy McConnell is an Automotive Professional Serving Annapolis and Surrounding Areas
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