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Monthly Archives: January 2018

6 Quick Tips for Winter

6 Quick Tips for Winter

As you know, Winter's off to a rough start in 2017/18 and we're not out of the woods yet. With the bomb cyclone (hopefully) behind us, and who knows what else ahead of us, we want to share six valuable tips for our readers to employ in avoiding roadside emergencies this, and any other, Winter. They are as follows: To decrease the odds of moisture forming in the gas lines and potentially freezing, keep your gas tank at least half full. Because tires are prone to losing pressure in cold temperatures, vigilantly check/monitor your tire pressure. Cold weather can obviously forces you to drive with the windows closed. This makes carbon monoxide leaks that much more dangerous. So have your exhaust system checked for carbon monoxide leaks. Freezing temperatures make oil in your engine & transmission longer to circulate, so take longer than usual to warm up the car. Low-viscosity oil flows more easily in cold, so change to it during Win ... read more

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Winterizing Your Car - Mandatory, Not Optional

Winterizing Your Car - Mandatory, Not Optional

Winterizing your car, so it can handle the strain of severe weather that Winter brings, should not be viewed as optional, but rather mandatory. Especially here in the Northeast. Severe winter weather, brings a unique set of challenges for your vehicle that aren’t the case other times of the year. And these issues need attending to in order to have your car properly handle the road conditions of winter. Emergency breakdowns failed batteries exacerbated brake problems tires not gripping slick roads thickened oil preventing car from starting increased risk of windows cracking moisture forming in the gas lines and possibly freezing car is running but you can’t clear your wind-shield sufficiently b ... read more

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