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Now is the time to prepare your car for winter!

submitted by Jann’s Auto Service

Jann’s Auto service wants you to know that getting your car ready for winter now can save you a lot of headaches and money later.

Here are some suggestions:

Check the Battery and Lights

Your battery can lose 35% of its power at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Your battery should be checked for clean, tight connections.

Change Your Wiper Blades

It is recommended that wipers be changed at least once a year and going into winter is a good time.

Check Your Tires

Tire care and maintenance is especially important in the winter months. A tire that has enough tread to be driven in dry weather may be insufficient for inclement weather. Tires can lose a pound of air for every 10-degree drop in temperature.

Brakes

Have your brakes inspected by a certified technician to insure all components are in good working order. 

Engine Coolant/Antifreeze

Check the coolant level when the engine is cold. If the coolant level is low add a 50/50 mixture of coolant and water to maintain the necessary antifreeze capability.

Check and Top Off Fluids

Be sure to keep plenty of windshield washer fluid on hand and check other vital fluids such as engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering and brake fluids as well.

Emergency Supply Kit

In case of an emergency your kit should contain a first aid kit, battery jumper cables, flashlight with extra battery, a shovel, windshield scraper, a bag of sand or kitty litter for traction, a blanket and some extra warm clothing, drinking water, and some snacks.

If you are trapped in the middle of a severe storm, stay inside the vehicle.

Crack the window for ventilation and periodically run the engine to stay warm. 

If you follow these simple steps in preparation for winter and maintain your car on a regular basis it will help to keep you and your car safe in any season.

Jann’s Auto Service is located at 1417 Bridgetown Pike in Feasterville. Call them at 215-355-6788 to schedule your service.

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