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THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR CAR BEFORE WINTER

THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR CAR BEFORE WINTER

Make sure you can see! When was the last time you replaced your windshield wipers? If it was more than a year ago, it's time for a new pair! The next important step is to check your windshield washer and make sure it is filled with the correct liquid. The last thing you need in the middle of a storm is to discover you are out! Get the Correct kind of Oil Change. Make sure you come in for your regular oil change and we will make sure you have the correct oil. Oil tends to thicken as it gets colder and if it is too thick it will not do the best job of keeping your engine lubricated. Get Your Antifreeze Right. The best mix is usually 50/50 antifreeze and water. This will ensure that nothing will freeze in your engine, even under the most extreme temperatures. Also look at when you last had your radiator flushed and cleaned – it might be time for it a ... read more

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BATTERY REPLACEMENT – THE LIFE OF YOUR CAR’S BATTERY

BATTERY REPLACEMENT – THE LIFE OF YOUR CAR’S BATTERY

Your car battery is a basic piece of equipment that we all tend to take for granted – until it doesn't work! Most car batteries will last an average of 4 to 6 years, depending on the quality. The longevity of the batter is also affected by extremes of temperature, engine vibration, and any after-market items that have been added that need access to the battery. The most proactive approach that you can take to your battery is to request to have it ‘load tested' when your car is in the shop for other reasons. The load test is much more than just checking if the battery is charged – it puts the battery under the same conditions as if the starter of your car was actually using the battery to start the car. This give a much more accurate "picture" of the true state of your battery and whether or not you need to replace it. Any battery that falls below the measurement ... read more

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6 WAYS TO WEATHERPROOF YOUR CAR

6 WAYS TO WEATHERPROOF YOUR CAR

The leading edge of winter is fast approaching as the temperature drops and the trees change color – this means it's time to weather proof your car! Have your battery checked The first step is to have the battery checked. While you can visually check it for obvious signs of corrosion, there are other issues that may exist that are not as obvious. Having a professional check all aspects of your battery will ensure that it will still start on those cold mornings! Put a Shovel in the back! Having a shovel handy is great is you happen to get stuck in a snow bank (or if you need to help someone else out of a snowbank!) Switch to Winter Wiper Blades and Fluid In order to keep your windshield free in winter, it is better to switch out to larger and more efficient wiper blades. It is also important to make sure that your wiper fluid is the cold-weather type so that it does not freeze. Check the Air Pressure in Your Tires ... read more

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