Saturday, November 2, 2013

How to Prepare your Car for Colder Weather

Colder weather is on its way this week in St George, Utah. Here are some items that you or a mechanic can check before the freezing weather gets here.

  • Antifreeze levels - ensure they are sufficient to avoid freezing.
  • Battery and ignition system - should be in top condition and battery terminals should be clean.
  • Brakes - check for wear and fluid levels.
  • Heater and defroster - ensure they work properly.
  • Lights and flashing hazard lights - check for serviceability.
  • Oil - check for level and weight. Heavier oils congeal more at low temperatures and do not lubricate as well.
  • Windshield wiper equipment - repair any problems and maintain proper washer fluid level.
  • Emergency kit - make sure you have one in your car in case you get stuck in the cold.

Get a quote from Main Street Insurance. You may contact us here.