Pressure : 30.02 in
Dewpoint : 57.9 °
Wind : South
Getting your car ready for Winter
If you're one of those crunch spenders looking to save dollars any where you can, make sure you have enough stashed away this winter for your car maintenance.
News 5's Dara Newson gives tips on getting your car ready for the winter.
It's that time of year when every little oil change, mileage, and tire rotation matters.
"Make sure your antifreeze is always filled, always have air in your tires," said Kelly Ogoraman.
Ogoraman a Service Tech at Boss Truck Shop says the key to keeping your car in good condition during the winter is proper daily maintenance.
"The common thing is usually not changing the oil or making sure you have enough air in your tires, or knowing that your vehicle has major problems," Ogoraman said. "Usually a lot of them I see, they keep driving with the check engine light on."
In today's society women are often known as the butt of car scams due to their lack of car lingo and knowledge. But in modern day America most men aren't natural born mechanics.
"Some of them I do run across that don't know a lot about vehicles but I do see a lot that do know," Ogoraman explained. "It'd be nice to see more women out in our field doing this."
If this winter you're riding on a budget, Service Tech Tedd Tagge says what should be at the top of your to-do list.
"A must is definitely check your anti-freeze, if your coolant is weak and it gets real cold, it'll freeze and if you have straight antifreeze it'll still freeze," said Tagge. "So you have to have the right mixture and if it freezes and it can crack your blocker or throw out a cross plug and then you need a new a motor."
While trekking through the snow, ice and sleet this winter keep in mind the right tires could just save your life.
"The proper way to do it is every other oil change your suppose to rotate your tires," Tagge explained. "So about every 6,000 miles your suppose to rotate your tires."
And for frequent travelers you should never hit the road without some blankets, a radio, batteries and a flash light.
For more tips on winterizing your vehicle you can visit weather.com.
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