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Five tips for fall Car Care Month

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October is Fall Car Care Month, so the Car Care Council has offered five tips to cut down the cost of emergency car repairs in the winter.

First, since cold weather is hard on batteries, keep the battery connections clean and corrosion-free.

Batteries don’t always give warning signs before they fail, so replace batteries that are more than three years old.

Second, check that the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system are working properly for interior comfort and for safety reasons, such as defrosting.

Third, Wiper blades that are torn, cracked or don’t properly clean your windshield should be replaced.

Blades should be replaced every six months. When changing the blades, be sure to also check the fluid level in the windshield washer reservoir.

Fourth, check the tires, including the tire pressure and tread depth.

If the tread is uneven, it means that there is a need for a wheel alignment.

Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots. If snow and ice are a problem in your area, consider special tires designed to grip slick roads.

During winter, tire pressure should be checked weekly because tires lose pressure when temperatures drop.

Last, check the brake system, including brake linings, rotors and drums.

Brakes are critical to vehicle safety and very important when driving on icy or snow-covered roads.

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers.

For a copy of the council’s Car Care Guide, also available electronically, or for more information, visit www.carcare.org.

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