How to get your car ready for winter.

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To get your car or truck ready for winter, you’re going to want to have all the fluids checked and topped off. You can do this yourself or take the car to a garage. Brake fluid, antifreeze, washer fluid (don’t add water to the washer fluid tank as it could freeze), power steering fluid, etc. Check the manual for your vehicle for locations of each reservoir, and types of fluids you should be using.

Replace your windshield wiper blades. Again, you can do this yourself by referring to the car’s manual for the right size blades. Check your tires , make sure the air pressure is right. If you haven’t done so in awhile, have the tires rotated. If you have snow tires, you may want to can have them put on soon.
Check all your lights. Make sure brake lights, head lights, turn signals, fog lamps, and any other lights (my car also has clearance lights in the front) have good working bulbs and fuses.

It’s also a good time to have an oil change and tune up done to your car – to keep it running smoothly through the winter. You don’t want to get stuck out in the cold!
In case you do ever get stuck on the side of the road – this is the time to make sure you car emergency kit is updated. Everyone should have a small bag in the car with a flashlight with good batteries, pocket hand warmers, and a blanket. Check you car emergency essentials too – spare tire , jack, flares, tire iron, etc.


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