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How to prepare you and your car for winter

Updated: Jul 2


If you have been following Checkered Flag Automotive on Facebook, you may have noticed we’ve been talking a lot about winter. For very good reason, we’ve been in the business for many years and know what winter does to your vehicle and unfortunately, it’s not very good. Fortunately, we have compiled a little list of some of the things you can do to help you and your car fight against thes


e next

couple months.


Install Winter Tires:

Yes, it is the most obvious, but it still needs to be said. When the temperature drops, and the

roads become filled with snow and ice its important to make sure the one thing connecting you to the

ground is up to standard.


Maintenance Check Up

The best thing you can do to prevent problems arising from wintery weather is to search for any

signs of problems before they can grow. Some things to look for include:


-Change your windshield washer fluid to a winter version.

-Check your block heater to ensure its ready to go

-Check your antifreeze levels

-make sure wiper blades are ready for winter, replace them if necessary

-Make sure all lights are working and are in good shape


Have a Winter Kit

This is one the most important things you can do for your own safety this winter, unexpected things happen with cars and the weather, so you need to make sure your prepared.

Some things to include in this winter kit.

-food

-blanket

-extra clothes

-jumper cables

-windshield scraper

-flashlight

-shovel

-phone charger in car

-Something to give your car traction (traction mat, kitty litter, sand)

-Extra windshield wiper fluid


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