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Friday, January 29, 2010

Winterizing Your Car for Winter - Thinking Green

Green to go - Tips for preparing your car for winter.
  • Check your tire pressure . Having the correct tire pressure improves traction on wet or snowy conditions. A properly inflated tire also will help protect against wheel damage when driving over potholes. The correct tire pressures can be found in your owner's manual.
  • Prevent freeze-ups . Antifreeze is especially important when the temperature drops. Too little antifreeze in your car can cause your engine to freeze up or crack. Check coolant levels on a regular basis and top off as needed.
  • Check your battery . Cold temperatures can cut a battery power in half. If your vehicle’s battery is more than three years old, have it tested to ensure it will carry a charge. Make sure that the posts and connections are free of corrosion.
  • Replace worn brake pads and shoes . Have a professional check your brakes. Maximum stopping power is important on wet and icy roads. Keep your car in top shape for winter as it will improve fuel economy and vehicle performance while reducing polluting emissions.
  • Car Tune Up - Check all your hoses, belts, spark plugs, and electrical wires to make sure they are working well.
  • Check your tire tread . Tires are very important during winter. Worn tires perform poorly on slippery roads, making them a safety hazard. You might even consider snow tires.
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1 comment:

Lafe's Hidden Treasures said...

Really great advice. My Dad instilled this in me from the time I learned to drive. Thanks for sharing.