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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tuesday's Tip: Winter Car Tips

    So winter is here and unless you live down south you know the cold and snow are now here!  This past day we had about 22 inches of snow drop on us!  What a mess this has been, but either way my tips today are for you and how to keep you and your car safe this winter!

     1)  In the FALL start checking things like your tires and battery.  Make sure they are in good condition.  Another note is make sure your windshield wipers are in good shape and that you have windshield wiper fluid at all times.  Some days it can get so salty you can't see where you are going.

     2)  When winter comes make sure you are checking your tire pressure.  With the extreme cold your ties will loose pressure so be sure to check them out.

     3)  Wash your car when you can.  Keeping your car clean is important because salt will ruin the frame and everything underneath it.  Wash it especially on warm days when salt is active.  Colder days where it is 0 or close to it don't wash it!  The cold will keep the salt from working and well you don't want to get your car wet if its to cold!

    4)  Start your car in the morning.  If you have an auto start its good to get the car idle before you jump in and drive it.  The oil will start to be moved as well as your car will heat up!

   5)   If you don't plan on driving for a few days make sure you start your car for a bit.  If you plan on having the weekend off and just staying home make sure you still start and run your car for at least 5 or 10 minutes.  The cold can make it harder to start if you leave it sitting for to long.    

   6)  Make sure before you drive your care you brush it off!  Do not be that person who drives down the road with snow all over their car!  Be safe and brush your car off and make sure the side mirrors are cleaned off as well.

   7)  Fill your tank regularly.  Make sure your car doesn't get to low on gas in the winter.  A low tank is dangerous plus you are using more fuel and the last thing you want is to be out of gas in the winter!

   8)  Have a emergency kit in your car.  Go to the store and buy an emergency kit if you do not have one.  The kit's have jumper cables, rope, different things you can use if you are stranded or if a friend is.  Jumper cables are one of the most important even if your car is new have them!

  9)  Like 8, have a first aid kit.  Again lots of stores sell them.  Buy a small or medium first aid kit and keep it in your car.  If anything were to happen you have supplies to start first aid.  You don't need a full hospital but have some basic things.

10)  Think about having AAA or road side assistance.  The service isn't expensive and there are other discounts.  However if anything happens you can call them and they will send help.   I have used my Triple A card a few times and was glad i had it.

     I hope the following tips helped.  If you are a parent or have kids in your car please think about the tips above.  Kids get cold fast and you don't want to be stranded with little ones.  Be safe this winter and do things like get your car serviced before.  Like I said, tires and a battery are very important.  Also make sure your car doesn't have any leaks or bad seals.  Not that you would want them anyway but just remember winter puts such a strain on us so have your car in good shape!  

Drive safe everyone!

Always Remember,

You are Never Alone...


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