In our last post, we explained some quick and simple car care tips any driver should complete before the cold days of winter set in. Here we finish the rest of the list in order to ensure you stay safe out on those icy roads!
5. Don't forget about your brakes
Your brakes go through a lot of wear and tear during the winter. Typically, brakes can last from 25,000 to 50,000 miles, so if you need to replace them do so as soon as possible. It is also important to remember to properly use your brakes in the ice and snow to prevent excessive wear and tear. For example, pump your brakes when stopping on icy roads so you do not slide and never slam on your brakes no matter the conditions.
6. Top up your fluids
You should try to keep all the fluids in your car as full as possible during the winter. This includes your coolant, antifreeze, gasoline, and washer fluid. Coolant is especially important as it prevents the engine from freezing an ...[more]
Winter is just around the corner and for many drivers in Washington, that means icy roads, salt corrosion, and heavy snow are coming. To make sure your car is taken care of during the winter months and your safety is not compromised in the difficult weather, follow these four simple winter car care tips.
It gets darker earlier during the winter, which jeopardizes your visibility as a driver. As a result, you will want to do everything you can to ensure the lights in your car work properly and provide the brightest light possible. If the bulbs are out, fix them as soon as possible, and always make sure to brush off any snow covering the lights before you start driving. If your headlights look foggy or have a yellowish cast, head to your friendly auto mechanic for auto repairs right away.
2. Test your battery
It is harder for your car battery to operate in cold weather. In order to prevent a complete breakdown, we recommen ...[more]
It is no secret that your vehicle is one of your biggest investments. You spent a lot on that car, so follow these quick hacks to make sure your car lasts as long as possible and that you won't have to waste money on expensive auto repair services.
Follow your car's service schedule
While this can seem like a no brainer, it is the first thing that gets forgotten when it comes to car maintenance. As soon as you purchase your car, go through the owner's manual to see what it recommends in terms of maintenance. If needed, set reminders on a calendar so you can service your vehicle before the problems get too large.
Change the oil
Your car oil should be changed every 3,000 miles in order to keep the engine running efficiently. Your engine is made up of moving parts, and as they run they build up friction, which can cause sediments to get into the oil.
Check your tires
Your tires should be rotated appr ...[more]