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This month's Tech Tip tells you how
to PREPARE YOUR CAR FOR
11 Tips to PREPARE YOUR CAR FOR WINTER
the condition of your battery. Look for corrosion on the battery
terminals. We will test it for free if you are uncertain.
and fill your cooling system. Use a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and
show one in three vehicles on the road have damaged belts and
hoses. So check all belts and hoses. Hoses - look for cracking,
swollen or chafed hoses. Squeeze them, they should be firm yet
flexible. Mushy or brittle hoses need to be replaced. Replace
every 3 years/50,000 miles - this is important because hoses can
wear from the inside. They may look good on the outside, but can
be near failure.
radiator cap and thermostat every 3 years/50,000 miles
your windshield wipers. Apply Rain-X, Fog-X if needed.
washer fluid that has antifreeze in it
your oil and filter - make sure you use the correct weight
according to your owner's manual for winter operation
Spark Plugs and change Gas Filter
tire pressure on all tires, including the spare
a fuel system dryer to ensure you have no moisture in your fuel
sure you have these miscellaneous necessities inside the car
food and fresh water
- Lock de-icer
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