Preparing your car ahead of winter
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - AAA reports checking your car periodically can help prevent a breakdown in cold weather. The company is recommending drivers go through a checklist to figure out what their car needs before the weather turns cold. The harsh weather conditions make a car work harder, especially the starting system, headlights, tires, and windshield wipers.
Drivers are encouraged to do several things before the cold weather hits:
-Clean any corrosion from the battery and cable connections. Have the battery checked by a professional.
-Replace worn windshield wiper blades.
-Inspect all lights and replace bulbs if necessary.
-Examine your tires for tread depth, uneven wearing, and cupping. Check the pressure in all four tires.
-Carry an emergency kit equipped for winter weather that includes things like snacks, a snow shovel, blankets, a flashlight, and jumper cables.
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