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Winterization - Is Your Vehicle Ready for Cold Weather?

Winterization - Is Your Vehicle Ready for Cold Weather?

Drivers often underestimate the importance of preparing cars for the winter. Freezes can wreak havoc on auto systems, such as cracking expensive engine blocks (in extreme weather) when the water/anti-freeze ratio is incorrect, brittle belts that may snap or break, and weak batteries that can leave you stranded. A properly maintained vehicle can help you avoid an unplanned road emergency when the weather drops. 1. Fluids - Coolant should be flushed and refilled every 24 months. Be sure to mix antifreeze with water because full strength antifreeze has a lower freeze point than when mixed with water. 2. Battery - Check the battery and charging system ahead of time for optimum performance. We recommend replacing batteries that are over three years old. 3. Tires - Tire pressure should be checked weekly, as they can easily lose pressure when temperatures drop. Don't forget to also check your spare! MMP now offers nitrogen for your tir ... read more

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