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How to Winterize Your Vehicle

How to Winterize Your Vehicle

Cold temperatures and other wintry elements can take their toll on a vehicle, however, there are a number of precautions you can take to not only protect your vehicle, but to help it perform smoothy during the coldest season. Tires Some mechanics will argue that tires are the most important vehicle accessory to prepare for winter, since they will be making direct contact with the cold ground and any snow, slush, or ice covered roads. The less wear to the tread grooves, the better the tire will perform throughout a winter of iffy road surfaces. Legally, many states consider 2/32" the minimum tread depth, however, auto experts recommend a depth of at least 4/32" for winter travel. If you live in an area that sees heavy snowstorms, consider purchasing snow tires. Even if the tread depth is sufficient, think about the age of your tires. If you have purchased them within the last 5-6 years, you are most likely good to go, but if they are over 6 years old, have an expert take ... read more