Winter is coming!!

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Winter is coming, is your car ready?

Modern cars are not affected by changes in temperature.  If you are planning on driving your classic during the cold months, we should talk.

But, modern cars have to be looked after too.  First with snow on the way, check your tires.  They are the most obvious problem when the roads get wet and slippery.  You either have to mount snow tires or good all-weather tires.  The tread should be at 50% or more.  Check your tire pressures.  Your shop should test your antifreeze and make sure it is up to snuff.  Also most manufacturers recommend changing antifreeze every three years.  Washer fluid comes in winter and summer formulations.  Make sure the washer fluid will not freeze.  Have the belts and hoses looked at to make sure they are ready for the cold weather season. If your car is going to sit a lot over the winter, you should add stabilizer to your gas tank to prevent the fuel from deteriorating and fill the tank.  In case you get stuck in the snow, an emergency kit in the trunk is a big help.  Make sure you have water and snack bars, emergency flares, a raincoat, a shovel, an ice scraper and a flashlight with extra batteries in the trunk.  If anything bad happens you will be prepared.   Next time, what to do if you are going to leave your car sitting over the winter months.