Ricks Auto Service Front

10 Simple ways to get your car ready for winter.

1.Get the right kind of oil change. Oil tends to thicken as it gets colder, if to thick it won’t do the best job of keeping your engine lubricated. Check your cars’ manual.

2.Make sure you can see. Change your blades at least once a year.

3.Give your battery a little TLC. If battery is over three years old, bring it in so we can test it’s ability to hold a charge. Check posts and make sure battery is corrosion free.

4.Examine your belts and hoses. When you come in for an oil change we check all of these.

5.Check your tire pressure. Tires must be inflated properly to ensure best traction. Again, check your manual for optimum tire pressure.

6.Snow tires or all season tires. Depends on the area you live in. Check with your Service Maintenance Shop.

7.4-Wheel drive? Your system should be checked to insure it’s running properly.

8.Get the antifreeze mixture right. Aim for 50/50 mix of antifreeze(coolant) and water inside your radiator.

9.Do you have an emergency kit?

10.Know what to do if you get stranded. Your emergency kit should hold all items needed if there is a prolonged stay.

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