4 tips to Ensure Your Vehicle is Ready for the Winter

October is Fall Car Care Month

Constant driving throughout the spring, summer and fall will result in normal “wear and tear” on your vehicle. It is very important to make sure your vehicle is ready for winter weather. As we all know the winter is very cold and the weather conditions may bring snow and icy roads. Our vehicles must be ready for this in order to sustain  comfort and most importantly for safety.  Here are some tips that we recommend you follow. It’s simple. We care for you, and would like to save you from headaches or any extra expenses due to an emergency breakdown.

Tip #1

Battery- Cold weather can really shorten the battery life, so it is wise to check the battery and the charging system. When your car battery dies there is generally no sign of trouble, it just dies.  So make sure the battery connections are clean, tight, and corrosion free.  Car batteries average up to 4 years. It is very important to have it tested before the winter weather. Don’t get stuck in the cold because suddenly you car will not start.

Tip #2

Heater, Defroster, and wiper blades- We all want to be warm in our vehicles during the winter months. Make sure to check that the heating, ventilating, and the air condition system are working properly. This is not only important to stay warm, but also for safety reasons, such as defrosting.

Tip #3

Tires- Check your tires pressure and depth.  Next to the brakes, the tires are the most important safety devices on the car. Also make sure you check the tires for bulges and bald spots.  If anything is incorrect with your tires you may risk an accident. We suggest that you check your tires once a week during the winter, tires lose pressure when the temperature drops. It is very important to check your tires especially before the weather produces snow and ice.

Tip #4

Brakes- Check your brakes system, including brake lining rotors and drums. Brakes are very critical not only for your safety, but for the safety of others. The brakes on a vehicle ensure that the vehicle stops. It is very important to be able to make a clean stop especially when there is snow and ice.

Be proactive and make sure your vehicle is ready to endure the harsh winter weather! Also Car Lovers Automotive has a promotion for a  21 point Comprehensive Safety Visual Check. The promotion is valid until October 31,2013.

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