Monday, November 12, 2012

Prepare Your Brakes for Winter

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Make sure your braking system is ready for the weather ahead

As the inclimate weather approaches us, snow, ice and sand on the roads are hazards for slippery surfaces and poor braking ability. Having a check up on your braking system can keep you and your family safe this winter. Here are a few things to keep in mind..
  • Brake calipers are properly applying to brake rotors:

    Sometimes your brakes can not be applying properly without any warning, having them checked can determine if your braking system is working at 100% capacity.
  • Squeaking, Service Brake Light on, low brake pedal, poor braking, or burning smell near tires:

If you are experiencing any one of these symptoms with your car, there could be a safety hazard and it should be checked immediately.
  • Brake fluid retains moisture:

    Moisture content in brake fluid causes rust, which is extremely detrimental to your Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). People have grown to depend on ABS braking, especially in the event of slippery conditions or panic stops. Car manufacturers recommend changing your brake fluid every 45,000 miles.
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How the Cold Affects your Vehicle

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Prepare Your Car for the Winter Ahead

As the season changes, the cold weather can do a number on your vehicle. Taking the right precautions can prevent you from having a date with Mr. Jack Frost. Here are some tips on how to prepare your vehicle for the changing temperatures ahead.


Also known as the TPMS sensor, the cold weather causes the air in your tires to condense and lowers your tire pressure 1 PSI per 10 degrees (up to 5lbs!). Low tire pressure can be extrememly dangerous and directly affect your fuel mileage.


A weak battery has to work extra hard in cold weather to start your vehicle. If your battery is tested as weak, most likely it will not have enough power to start your vehicle in cold temperatures.


Antifreeze pulls the heat from your engine and cools it to normal operating temperature. Old antifreeze can lack this ability or allow water to freeze in your engine, causing considerable damage.