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Winter has already begun. You can enjoy your cup of hot cocoa watching Netflix rolled in your favourite blanket. But your car might be chilling outside. Therefore, you need to make some preparations to make your car ready for winter. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How to prepare your car for winter


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How to prepare your car for winter
  • Winter has already begun. You can enjoy your cup
    of hot cocoa watching Netflix rolled in your
    favourite blanket. But your car might be chilling
    outside. Therefore, you need to make some
    preparations to make your car ready for winter.
  • Without much ado, lets get started about how to
    prepare your car for the
  • upcoming season.
  • Check your tires
  • The first step in checking your tires for winter
    is checking the tread on it. The tires need to
    have enough tread on it to dig into the
    snow-laden road. If the tread is worn off, the
    tires wont be effectively able to move on the
    snow- covered roads. Have a check on it before
    it starts to snow. Get the tires replaced if
    needed, probably with snow tires with better
    treads.
  • Youll also have to get the tire pressure
    checked. Cold air is denser than warm air and
    therefore takes lesser space inside the tire.
    This reduces the pressure of the tire. A
    substantially low tire pressure can be dangerous.
    However, you need to have an eye on it only when
    the winter starts as its the cold air which is
    the main cause of reduced pressure.
  • Check the coolant

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  • Coolants are also known as anti-freeze help to
    keep the cooling systems from freezing up in the
    cold. However, to be effective its important
    that the coolant is fresh as old coolants lose
    the ability to do their jobs. Its a good idea to
    get the coolant flushed in fall before winter
    hits. You also need to get the cooling system
    checked for any leakage. Make sure that the fresh
    coolant is refilled to full to help you last the
    entire winter without any problems.
  • Check the oil
  • The first thing to check is the level of oil.
    Before winter starts make sure that all the oils
    are at the correct level. You may also need to
    check for the viscosity of the oil. Some cars
    require you to switch to different viscosity oil.
    Check your manufacturers manual to find out if
    you need to get the oil viscosity changed.
    However, it is generally older model cars which
    require different viscosity oils during
    different seasons to keep the oil flow proper. In
    hot seasons, it requires higher viscosity oil
    and in colder seasons, a lower viscosity oil.
    Modern cars
  • typically run on lower viscosity oil throughout
    the year that doesnt need to be changed. Just
    check your manufacturers manual to know if you
    need such a change.
  • Check the battery and its terminals
  • A cold engine is difficult to crank over
    especially if its a cold morning. If the
    batterys already not powerful enough, then you
    are going to have a tough time when winter hits.
    Get the battery and the terminals checked by the
    need of fall and get it recharged or replaced if
    needed to have a stress-free winter.
  • Check the wiper blades
  • Winter is tough on your car but you know, its
    rough on the wiper blades. Cold air makes the
    rubber of the blades brittle and the snow and ice
    are more difficult to clear than water. If you
    already have a wiper in poor condition, then

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the odds of its survival and optimum performance
this winter is too less. And in some cases, it
can even lead to fierce accidents, if it is not
able to effectively clear the snow and ice from
the windshield. Dont take such a risk and just
get it replaced if it needs in order to have a
safe winter. Also, feel free to ask Own a Car
Fresno if you have any questions. We would love
to answer all your queries right here.
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