Under the Hood

Winterize your ride with this checklist

November 6, 2009
There’s nothing worse than hopping in your “iceberg” of a car and realizing your heat is on the fritz. How about inching down the highway in the middle of a blizzard only to notice your gas tank’s flirting with “E”? Or perhaps it’s clutching the wheel, praying your car makes it up the hill. Every woman and man needs to understand that vehicles are not invincible and service departments do exist for a purpose. After asking several McCarthy Auto service techs, writers and managers, I came up with this simple list of stuff to check out before the winter hits us.
  • Tires
  • Windshield wipers
  • Brakes and brake lights
  • Heater
  • Washer fluid
  • Antifreeze/coolant
No time to check these on your own? All of these services are checked during McCarthy’s standard 27-point inspection, at no extra cost. A good place to go if you need anything repaired or replaced too. To learn more about winter driving safety, check out these tips for winterizing your car. Special thanks to McCarthy service employees Dave Shepperly, Shawn Dearing and Ryan McLain for helping me write this post.

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