Here are a few tips that will help ensure you and your car will make it through a storm. A properly maintained car will keep you safe on the road.
- Make sure you car is up to date with all recommended services.
- Check your wiper blades and consider winter wiper blades.
- Make sure all exterior lights are working.
- Ensure your car’s heater and defroster are working properly. You’re going to want a nice warm
car on these cold winter days.
- Check the condition of your car’s tires and consider snow tires. Snow tires have a huge
advantage over regular tires during cold winter driving.
- Make sure the engine has the proper antifreeze protection, if not; the engine may freeze
in frigid temperatures.
- If your car battery is more than 3 years old, stop by and will check. A weak battery will
fail with out warning and may leave you stranded out in the cold.
- Make sure your windshield washer fluid is topped off. And always carry an extra bottle in
- Carry a blanket in the car, along with drinking water, a flashlight and snacks.
- Make sure you have your cell phone and a list of emergency contacts.
- Keep a small shovel and sand or kitty litter for traction if you get stuck in snow or ice.
- Slow down during a storm. Excessive speed causes more accidents than any other reason.
- Ensure friends and family know your whereabouts during a storm.
I hope you found my tips helpful. Please feel free to leave a comment and forward this article to a friend or family member that may benefit from the information.
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Monday, January 26, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Is Your Defroster and Heating System Working Properly
Your car’s heating system is vital to your safety. It not only keeps you warm but keeps the windshield and rear window clear of ice and from fogging up. Check all the functions of the heater and defroster. Ensure the heater fan motor is working on all speeds and make sure that the heater changes from the defrost mode, heater mode (floor vent) and regular vent. Move the temperature selector from cold too hot to ensure that the heater system is responding correctly. Also, check that the rear defroster is working properly. If any of these functions are not operating properly, see your service technician as you may need to have it repair.