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Winterizing your car 101

Credit: KOAA - Southern Colorado
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Winterizing your car 101
Winterizing your car 101

Things are starting to cool down here in Southern Colorado as we settle into fall.

And with winter weather just around the corner, it’s important to prepare your car for winter driving.

THINGS WILL START TO COOL DOWNHERE IN SOUTHERN COLORADO BEFOREWE KNOW IT.BEFORE WINTER HITS...ITS IMPORTANT TO PREPARE YOURCAR FOR THE DRIVING CONDITIONSNOW.NEWS 5'S CAROLINE PETERS JOINSUS LIVE WITH MORE.GOOD MORNING.YES, FALL IS UPON US AND THECOOL AIR IS NICE BUT ITISN'T TOO EARLY TO SRTTATHINKING ABOUT WINTER.I SPOKE WITH A FEW AUTO SHOPSWHO TOLD ME BETWEEN NOW ANMID-NOVEMBER IS THE TIME THEYSEE MOST PEOPLE PREPPING TIRHEVEHICLES.AND WHILE THE TEMPERATURES ARESTILL WARM, IT IS A GOOD TIMEFOR YOU AT HOME TO MAKSUREEYOUR CAR IS UP TO THE CHALLEE NGOF ICY ROADS, AND WINTERCONDITIONS.LIFTS HOODAND TAKING A LOOK IN HERE, IT'SIMPORTANT TO MAKE SUREOUR YFLUIDS ARE FILLED, YOU HAVEWINDSHIELD WIPER FIDLU, YOUR OILIS CHANGED, AND YOUR BATTERY ISGO TODO GO.I SPOKE WITH THE OWNER OF OWNEROF HONEST CUACRATE AUTO SERVICEWEST AND HE OFFERED MEMESO TIPS ON HOW WE CAN PREPAREOUR CARSOR F THE UPCOMINGMONTHS.HE SAID YOU'D BE SURPREDIS HOWMANY PEOPLE FIND THEMSELVES INUNFORSEEN SITUATIONS, AT THEMOST INCONVENIENT TIMES BECAUSETHEY DIDN'T TAKE THESE EASYSTEPS BEFORE WINTER ARRID.VEHERE'S WHAT HE HAD TO Y.SA"ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANTTHINGS IS TO GET THAT COOLT ENCHECKED.WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE LEVELSGOOD AND THAT IT'S RATED AT E THRIGHT DEGREE SO WE'RE NOTFREEZING THAT ENGINE BLOCK OVERTHE WINTER.THE OTHER THING THAT'S REAY LLIMPORTANT IS THE BATTERIES.HOT AND COLD TAKES OUT BATTERYSO WE WANT TO DO A NICE LLFUTEST ON YOUR BATTERY TO MAKESURE IT'S READY TO GO FOR THEWIER."NTSOME OTHER TIPS JESSE OFFEREDARE MAKING SURE YOUR BREAKS AREUP TO SPEED, KEEP YOUR GASANK TAT LEAST HALF FULL, ANDDEPENDING ON HOW OFTEN YOU DRIVEIN THE WINTER, AND HOW LONG YOURCOMMUTE IS, INVEST IN WINTERWIPERS.FOR JESSE, HAVING A GOOD SET OFTIRES IS VERY IMPORTANT FORDRIVING IN THE WINR.TEDEMONSTRATESHE RECCOMENDS YOU GET YOUR TE IRPRESSURE CHECKED AND MAKE SURETHEY HAVE THE RIGHT TIRES, HESAYS IN CITY LIMITS YOUR TIRESDON'T NEED THE STUDS BUT AS LONGAS THE PRESSURE IS GOOD AND THEYARE FIT FOR ALL SEASONS YOU'REGOOD.R FOTHOSE WHO COMMUTE MOREOFTEN, THEY SHOULD CONSIR DETIRES WITH STU.

DSIN COLORADOSPRINGS, CAROLINE PETERS, NEWS5.

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