5 steps to getting ready for cold weather driving

Winterizing Your Car

courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man

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Dear Bob,
What are the most important things you should do to get your car winterized?

Well this is a very good question. Plain and simple here it goes

  1. Make sure your battery is good and strong. It takes a lot more power to start your car when it is really cold outside.
  2. Make sure your tires are good. Without traction, you might lose control and we don't want that.
  3. Make sure that your coolant system is operational. Even though it's called coolant, it also keeps your car warm. You can't imagine how many cars overheat in the winter because of this problem.
  4. Not an auto club member? Compare roadside assistance plans.

  5. Make sure that your fuel system is clean. Have some "dry gas" in the gas tank. This will help displace the water so it does not freeze.
  6. And finally, just like any other time of the year, make sure your car is properly tuned up.

Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man

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