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Melbourne Auto Parts Store Shares 5 Car Winterizing Tips December 7, 2017

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Melbourne Auto Parts Store Shares 5 Car Winterizing Tips, Melbourne, Kentucky

If you want stress-free driving in the colder months ahead, make winter-readiness a part of your vehicle maintenance routine. According to Reitman Auto Parts & Sales, a leading auto parts store in Melbourne, KY, it’s less expensive to prevent issues than paying for repairs. Their experts are here with some advice on how to properly winterize your vehicle.

Here are five tips on what car parts to check and replace during vehicle winterization:

  • Use Winter Tires: Regular tires are not made for icy and snowy roads. Using them throughout the winter season will only compromise your safety. Winter tires are the best option when driving under extreme winter conditions. They are designed to provide better traction, stability, and stopping power.

  • auto parts storeReplace the Battery: When the weather is cold, your vehicle’s starter needs more power from your battery to start. If your battery is already weak, it could die and leave you stranded in the middle of the road. Check the date of manufacture on your battery and replace it if it’s nearing the end of its service life.   

  • Antifreeze Mixture: Antifreeze keeps the radiator operating at peak performance. You should have a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water inside your radiator to prevent the fluid from freezing. Buy an antifreeze tester from an auto parts store so you can check the status of the mixture.

  • Winter Wipers: As temperatures start to drop, snow will likely cover your vehicle. Regular wipers could stick to your windshield and rip when used. Replace them with winter wipers that can provide streak-free gliding even in extreme cold. For added safety, use windshield wiper fluid with de-icer.  

  • Use Winter-Grade Oil: When the weather becomes too cold, thinner oil is required for better lubrication of engine parts. Oil that's too thick will be unable to flow to areas where it is needed, keeping your engine from starting. Winter-grade oils have lower viscosity, which means it’s thinner than your regular oil.

Let Reitman Auto Parts & Sales help you with your winter maintenance requirements. Whether you need used tires, a battery, or windshield wipers, this auto parts store provides an extensive selection of products. Give them a call at (859) 635-2127 for inquiries, or visit their website for more information.

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