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Winter Maintenance for Your Daily Driver

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If you live in a climate that sees harsh weather conditions, then it’s wise to take a few extra minutes to create a winter driver maintenance list.  Cold weather can be tough on cars, so it’s a good idea to make sure that you do your best to ensure optimal functioning during snowy and icy conditions.  At JD’s Auto Repair, we provide high-quality car maintenance and repair for all of our customers.  We also want them to stay safe this winter, which is why we’ve created a few do’s and don’ts to help out as soon as the temperatures drop.

Do’s: If you’re like most people, then you need to rely on your vehicle, even during the dead of winter.  Whether you’re a mom who needs to transport her kids to sports or whether you’re an employee who needs to get to work on time, a few winter maintenance driver tips will keep you and your car safe and sound.  Do have your car’s battery and charging systems checked for ideal performance.  Do clean and flush the cooling system.  Do add antifreeze and do make sure that your heaters and defrosters are working properly.

Don’ts:  It can be tricky completing all of your winter maintenance tips when it’s cold and icy outside.  Yet it’s important that you don’t let important maintenance go to the wayside just because it’s chilly outside.  Don’t drive with old or cracked wiper blades.  If you notice cracks in the blades themselves, or smears on the glass when they’re in use, then it’s time to get them replaced.  Don’t drive with tires that have insufficient tread or that have low tire pressure.  If you have questions about finding the ideal tread and pressure, stop in and ask one of the professionals at JD’s Auto Repair to help.