HIGH MAINTENANCE: CARING FOR YOUR WHEELS DURING WINTER

Ladies, believe it or not, it’s just as important (if not more) for us to learn about our cars as the men.  Depending on where you are in the country, it’s frigid out, and for many of us, it’s not getting any warmer. There are a lot of  steps that we (mainly women) over look when caring for our vehicles. So, to help ease your transition we’ve pieced together 5 tips to keep your wheels running all winter long. Check us out below. . .


 

  1. FLUID

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Your cars’ fluid should be checked regularly, however, we’re referring to antifreeze. It does just that, stops the water in the pump from freezing which could cause major damage. Among those that need regular attention is break fluid, Transmission, and motor oil.  Keeping your gas tank filled also helps prevent moisture from forming.

2. Tire Pressure

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Once into the winter months, you should keep most of your attention on your tires, examine them for remaining tread life, uneven wearing and cupping; Check tire pressure once a month, allow the tires to “cool down” before checking the pressure. Rotate as recommended. Don’t forget to check your spare, and be sure the jack is in good working condition. Under-inflated tires or poorly aligned wheels makes your engine work harder and thus use excess gasoline.

3. BATTERY

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Check your battery,  professional equipment is usually required, you can go to an auto parts store to have them do a diagnostics test and to tighten, clean and scrape off excess corrosion. You can also do a quick check yourself if you’re handy, just make sure you’re  wearing eye protection and protective rubber gloves. Be sure to avoid contact with corrosive deposits and battery acid. Read your owner’s manual for proper instruction.

4. Brakes

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We’d hate to state the obvious, but we need you to stay safe. Your brakes AND rotors should be in well enough shape to keep you during winter and beyond. If not, then get them changed immediately if you are in areas prone to snow and ice.

5. EMERGENCY KIT

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Lastly, always carry an emergency kit with you: extra gloves, boots and blankets; flares; a small shovel and sand or kitty litter; tire chains; a flashlight and extra batteries; and a cell phone and extra car charger. Put a few “high-energy” snacks in your glove box, as well.

Remember that vehicle maintenance is a year round duty. Make sure a trusted mechanic gives you the green light for operating your car, truck or SUV before travel.

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REFERENCE SOURCE: https://www.ase.com/News-Events/Publications/Glove-Box-Tips/Getting-Your-Vehicle-Ready-For-Winter.aspx

 

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