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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

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Rod Shegem provides a few things to do to help prepare your car for the winter season.

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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

  1. 1. HOW TO PREPARE YOUR CAR FOR WINTER ROD SHEGEM
  2. 2. DOING SO CAN PREVENT UNWANTED DANGERS ASSOCIATED WITH COLD TEMPERATURES. THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION REPORTS THAT 17% OF CAR CRASHES HAPPEN DURING THE WINTER SEASON. IN THE SAME WAY THAT WE PREPARE OURSELVES BEFORE BRAVING THE CHILLS, PREPARING OUR AUTOMOBILES IS A MUST. 
  3. 3. CHECK YOUR ENGINE’S ANTIFREEZE During the winter months, your engine can become especially worn and can potentially freeze up. The freezing can cause engine damage and even kill your engine. Antifreeze is an inexpensive preventative measure to ensure that your engine won’t get too cold and freeze. You can buy an antifreeze checking kit at any automotive supply store. Representatives are usually willing to check your antifreeze levels for you as well.
  4. 4. KEEP AN EMERGENCY KIT IN YOUR CAR In the case of an accident or car malfunction, a safety kit is beneficial to help you withstand the cold. The kit should contain emergency items such as a charged phone, batteries, a radio, an ice scraper, healthy snacks, a flashlight, flares, warm clothes, and a first-aid kit.
  5. 5. A lot of drivers are unaware of this inexpensive gem. Winter wiper fluid does not freeze, thus making it easier for you to see while driving in precipitation. It can also loosen snow and ice from your windshield. SWITCH TO WINTER WINDSHIELD WIPER FLUID
  6. 6. USE A LOW VISCOSITY MOTOR OIL Consider using motor oil that is more equipped for winter during your next oil change. Cold weather calls for thinner oil. The lower the number, the better. For instance, if you usually use 10W-30 oil, use 5W-30 during the winter.
  7. 7. Tires that are in good shape and are properly inflated are crucial to staying safe on the road. Invest in a tire pressure gauge (for a dollar or less) to make sure your tires are neither under inflated nor over-inflated. Numerous gas stations have self-service pumps. You can also visit an automobile service station and have a mechanic do it for you. You’ll also need to make sure your tires are in good shape. Check the tread by performing what is called a “Lincoln Test” by inserting a penny into the tread. If Lincoln’s whole head is visible, it’s time to consider replacing your tires. CHECK TIRE TREAD AND PRESSURE
  8. 8. THANK YOU! WWW.RODSHEGEM.NET

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