Winter Vehicle Maintenance tips:
Check your battery annually, replace at 5 years
old and / or any sign of weakness.
Keep tires in good condition & properly
inflated. Replace any tire with less than 3/32 of tread. Utilizing Snow tire
will increase traction and stopping distances.
Replace your wiper blades annually. Use winter
wiper blades if your vehicle sits outside most of the time.
Re / fill your washer fluid reservoir frequently
with winter mix (you use more in the winter).
Perform routine maintenance as outlined by your
Have a full safety inspection completed by a
competent shop / technician. Perform any maintenance, repair or service
recommenced to keep you safe and your vehicle in proper operating condition.
Winter Driving Tips:
Brush off and clean snow and ice from all of
Brush off / clean Headlights and all brake,
driving and turn signal lights. This helps you see & be seen!
Allow enough time to arrive at your destination.
Slow down in wet, snowy conditions.
Keep your gas tank 1/3 full or better.
Know how to recover from a skid / turn into a
skid, release the accelerator.
If possible, stay off the roads during extreme
snowy and icy conditions.
Keep an emergence kit in your vehicle (boots,
gloves, heavy jacket, hat, snacks, bottled water, jumper cables, flares, extra
If you belong to an auto club, have the phone
number in your cell phone in case you need a tow or battery jump service.
Keep your insurance contact info on hand in case
of an accident.
Winter Fuel Economy Tips:
Check tire pressure monthly and keep it in the
Plan your trips ahead of time to reduce small
trips. Longer trips are better for your
vehicle so they spend less time in warm-up mode.
Park in a garage when possible – it shortens the
time needed to reach full operating temperature.
Go easy on the accelerator – no speedway starts
followed by aggressive braking.
Minimize warm-up time. Remote stating will warm
up the vehicle for you; however, greatly reduces fuel economy.
Listen to Andy Fifick from RADAIR talk to Bill about the Tips