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Winterize Your Car Eearly – Longview, TX

Well it’s getting to that time again there folks: the chill in the air is settling in. While snow is a ways off, or not showing up at all- that doesn’t mean travel isn’t happening. So why not take the precedent and prepare for a winter travel ride early on!

Let’s break down what you can do to prepare:

1. Make sure to get the right tires. You need to make sure they’re properly inflated and have a healthy level of tread! If they’re looking down, you don’t want to be caught on icy roads with less grip. Oh and make sure to get snow tires-they’re made for inclement weather like this, hence the name. If you don’t have snow tires, chains or “other alternative traction devices”. It’s  there to make sure you’re safe.Winterize Your Car

2. Check your batteries! According to The Denver Channel batteries can lose up to 60 percent operating power at temperatures below freezing.

3. Fluid check. Your oil and antifreeze should be ready for the onslaught of frozen debris during your travels. If not, they may have a bad time.

4. Brake for brakes. Just pause for a second and make sure you’re able to stop on a quarter at lest. Stopping on a dime can be hard.

5. Emergency kits are important. Anything you need is listed above in the Denver channel link or here with Ready Wisconsin. It’ll ensure you’re ready to keep you and your passengers, warm, safe, ready to haul yourself out of trouble, or call someone over to do just that.

It was a crash course in winterizing your car but a course none the less. Now that you’re armed with the knowledge on how to stay safe and stay smart, take measures now so you dodge the rush for supplies later on in the season. If you have any questions or need help preparing to winterize your car-just stop on by Pegues Hurst Fords Service Department today!

 

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