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How to make your car winter-ready!

December 21, 2010
With the snowflakes on the horizon, I want to make sure your vehicle is winter ready! So, let’s take a look inside your car. It’s just as important to protect the exterior of you car as it is under the hood. To start, spend the money and/or time to complete a full detail – wax included. If you think about about the amount of abuse the outside of you car takes in the wintertime; ice, snow and salt, it’s important to have a fresh start. Now moving inside:
  • test batteries and electrical system
  • tire time (winter tires? all-season tires?- know what you got)
  • check and change fluids
  • working wipers
It’s also very important to include a Emergency Car Kit, especially in the dead cold of winter season. Here’s some of what the experts say you should have in your car:
  1. Pocket knife and small tool box
  2. Jumper cables
  3. A spare tire and a jack for tire
  4. Flashlight with spare batteries
  5. Flares
  6. Rags
  7. Blankets
  8. Bottled water
  9. First aid kit
  10. Snacks
  11. An extra set of clothing
From blankets to flash lights to flares; you want to make sure you are prepared for just about anything.

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