Winterizing Your Car for Winter


We are already facing the annual ritual of driving through snow and ice.

But when it comes to winterizing your car, there are some road rules you have to be aware of.

Tire and car design have really come a long way in keeping you safer on the road.

But much of it still depends on the four points of contact, your tires.

And buying the best tire is pointless if you do not keep it properly inflated.

Robert Sinclair of AAA stated, "We know from high school chemistry, that heat expands and cold contracts. So as the temperature goes down, the air in your tires is going to have a smaller volume and so lower the pressure. So you need to be more diligent about checking your pressure during the winter time than any other season."

The cold also affects your motor oil.

Look into a thinner grade that will circulate more freely.

And do not forget the basics, like jumper cables, windshield washer fluid, and a blanket.

One of the best modern tools you can bring is a cell phone, so you can call for help if you are stuck.

AAA says they will get about a half-million roadside assistance calls this winter.


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