Wills & Snyder in the Morning

 
Wills & Snyder in the Morning

Bill Wills / WTAM & Rad Air Winter Car maintenance and driving tips for Cold Weather

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
    vehicle manufacture.

  • 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
    your windows.

  • 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
    medication).

  • 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
    recommended range.

  • 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

 

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