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Dec 29, 2014

Car Maintenance Tips for Winter As the weather cools down for winter, it is important to make sure that your car is ready for the colder temperatures. Preparing your car for the cold is the best way to ensure that it will run properly all season long. Keep these winter car maintenance tips in mind to ensure that you stay safe each time you get behind the wheel.
  • Check your tires – your tires are one of the most important parts of your car since they are the only part that touches the road. Make sure that your tires are properly inflated by checking your owner’s manual for the proper inflation. Also, make sure that you have the right amount of tread on your tires by placing a penny between the treads with Lincoln’s head facing down. If you can see the top of his head, it is time for new tires.
  • Clean out your fuel injector – having a clean fuel injector can make sure that your car will operate efficiently in the cold, as well as improve your fuel efficiency. A clean fuel injector will also help start your car quickly in the lower temperatures.
  • Check all your fluid levels – check the oil, transmission fluid, power steering, and window washing fluid in your car to ensure that they are all at proper levels. Having the proper fluid levels in your car will help make sure that it runs its best throughout the whole season.
  • Clean the air filter – debris on the road can easily clog your air filter during the winter. Cleaning out your air filter will help your car run more efficiently all winter long.
Having the right auto insurance is the best way to be protected from any unfortunate situation on the road this season. Contact Gateway Professional Insurance Services in Vacaville, California for all of your auto insurance coverage needs.

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