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Winter Car Care 101

Winter CAR CARE 101 Making sure your car is ready for winter can mean the difference between getting home in time for the holidays, or getting stuck in a snow bank. While every part of the country receives winter differently, preparing your car for snow and ice is always the responsible and safe thing to do. Whether this is your first winter driving, or you just want to brush up on your car care knowledge, here is some essential winter car care 101! GET YOUR WINTER TIRES CHECK YOUR BATTERY At temperatures around 5°C, all-season tires weaken in performance Cold temperatures drain your battery Winter tires feature a unique tread which improves braking by up to 25% in snowy conditions Get a checkup at the beginning of winter to avoid being stranded with a car that won't start REMEMBER ANTIFREEZE CHECK YOUR BRAKES For many vehicles, a mixture of 50/50 antifreeze and water is best in the winter, but check your manufacturer's recommendations for your particular Brakes have to work extra hard in winter Although each car is different, it's best to get your brakes looked at with every oil change vehicle Antifreeze will offer protection in t emperatures as low as -35°C GO TO THE CAR WASH CARRY AN EMERGENCY KIT Road salt can wreak havoc on your car and cause premature rusting Be sure to include a blanket, tire repair kit, spare change for emergency calls, a scraper, flashlight, bottled water, energy bars, collapsible shovel, booster cables, a tow strap and a flare Take your car to the car wash regularly, and make sure to clean the undercarriage CLEAR YOUR CAR OF ALL SNOW Snow left on the top of your car can slide down and obstruct your vision To avoid accidents, brush the snow from your licence plate, mirrors, headlights, taillights and windows fy in 8* You Automotive 1-800-458-7473 416-231-7227 TRAINING CENTRES

Winter Car Care 101

shared by AutoTrainingCentre on Feb 11
You don’t need to take an auto mechanic course to know that these car care facts – and safety precautions – are crucial to staying warm and well throughout the winter months.





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