Is Your Car Ready for Winter?

As great as fall is, we all know what is next, the dreaded winter. Now would be a great time to get your vehicle(s) ready for the harsh months ahead. You can avoid many dangerous winter travel problems by planning ahead. First, have service on your vehicle as often as the manufacturer recommends. Breakdowns are never ideal, but wintertime is the worst on our vehicles. In addition, every fall, consider the following:

• Have the coolant system (radiator) serviced or check the antifreeze level yourself with an antifreeze tester available where auto parts are sold. Top off antifreeze as needed.

• Now would be a good time to replace windshield-wiper fluid with a wintertime mixture.

• Have your tires seen better days. Winter is not the time to try to get by with bald tires. Replace worn tires, make sure the tires have adequate tread depth, and as with every sea- sonal change, remember to check the air pressure in your tires as the outside temperature can really make a big differ- ence in tire pressures.

• Maybe the highest priority of all is: Keep your car stocked for winter. During the winter months, keep the gas tank as near to full as possible to help avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines. But mostly, keep that tank full so you can keep your engine running to keep you worm if stranded due to an accident or impassable roadway conditions. AND don’t forget to keep warm clothing, boots or heavy shoes, blankets and maybe a snack or two in the car, just in case.

Hopefully, this year will be another mild winter. Just in case mother nature is ready to unleash a flurry of ice, snow, wind and cold, think ahead now and get your vehicle ready for whatever comes our way. Taylor & Associates is a family owned and operated insurance agency. We have been serving Ohio, Indiana and Michigan for two generation.

Taylor & Associates is a family owned and operated insurance agency. We have been serving Ohio, Indiana and Michigan for two generation. Consider giving us a call for your home, auto, life or business insurance needs.

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