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Winter time can pose a challenge for car owners. The drop in temperatures can affect your car’s performance and reliability. From ensuring the tires have the correct air pressure levels to topping up vital fluid levels to checking on the health of the battery, there are numerous ways to prep your car before winter.
Check your lighting system – With the sun setting earlier in winter you will need the best visibility possible while on the road by making sure that all your car’s exterior lights are in working order. Replace any light bulbs that are out.
Top up your antifreeze – An essential coolant that keeps your car’s engine running in winter is antifreeze. Have a professional mechanic check that your vehicle has the recommended levels of essential coolant and water fluids.
Test the health of your vehicle’s battery – Cold temperatures can make a car’s battery work even harder than it does it milder climate. Even if you had no problems with your car’s battery in the summer, you still need to have it checked out before winter. A volt test can quickly determine whether you have a strong battery or a weak one that needs to be replaced.
Check climate control system – A safe driving practice is to ensure the window defroster as well as the climate control system is both in good working order. The last thing you want is to have fogged up windows hindering your visibility of the road or not being able to initiate the heating system to keep you warm and comfortable while out on the road.
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