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Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, June 11, 2015 — 17 16 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, June 11, 2015 www.times.co.nz Cold weather and icy conditions can make winter driving difficult. That is why it is so important to properly prepare your vehicle in anticipation of freezing temperatures. Here are 10 steps to follow so that your car is ready for the challenges of winter. 1Change your tyres. Winter tyres provide better traction on ice and the rubber is more effective in cold weather. Be sure to have them put on as soon as the weather starts getting colder; don’t wait for the first frost to do it. 2Change the oil. Make sure the engine oil you use is suitable for winter use. If it isn’t, change the oil before the weather gets too cold in order to avoid damaging the engine. 3Add antifreeze. The fluid in your radiator should contain 50 percent water and 50 percent antifreeze. Use a test kit to ensure that this is the case or check with your mechanic. 4Check your wipers. Ensure that your wiper blades are in good condition and are not scratching the windshield. Fillupyour windshield washer fluid reservoir and remember to keep an extra jug in the car; it will come in handy for long road trips. 5Check the heating system. Ensure that the heater and rear window defroster are both operating properly in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises. 6Inspect your battery. Ensure that the terminals and battery cables are clean and free of corrosion. 7Check your tyre pressure. The air pressure in your tyres can fluctuate in cold weather, so it is important to check it on a regular basis. Don’t forget to check the spare tyre as well. 8Check the lighting system. Check to ensure that both front and rear lights, as well as turn signals, are working properly. Replace them if necessary. 9Have your car inspected. Ask a mechanic to check your car’s brakes, spark plugs, suspension, and steering. A minor defect could be aggravated by winter conditions, which would then entail higher repair costs. 10Be prepared for all eventualities. Consider lubricating your locks so they won’t freeze; be sure to have some lock anti-freeze on hand just in case. Prepare a survival kit to keep in your car in case of breakdown or accident. It should contain a first-aid kit, blanket, warm clothes, food, scissors, flashlight, shovel, and booster cables. This kit could save your life. 10 steps to a winter-ready car JH10081 WINZ Quotes Welcome 33 Wellington St, Howick. Ph 534 4975. Howick Tyres & Alignments Est 1975 Howick Tyres & Alignments Est 1975 Suppliers of EECA Energywise-approved FUEL EFFICIENT TYRES Mike’s priority is keeping your families safe – come in now to get your FREE tyre check and good advice. THE RAIN IS HERE! 40 Years keeping Howick families safe on the road! Come in and talk to Mike and his team. 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COME IN NOW FOR A FREE AIR-CONDITIONING CHECK Expert service on heating and air-conditioning for your car. DON’T LET YOUR WINDOWS FOG UP! FREE CHECKS : PH 274 4609 COOLCAR AIR-CONDITIONING CENTRE 122319 3/230 Wellington St, Howick. Ph 534 5580. www.carcareservices.co.nz Any additional charges would have to be approved by the customer before we commence any work CAMBELT REPLACEMENT FROM $200 INCL GST WOF & SERVICE $99 (Conditions apply) CAR CARE SERVICES STANDARD SERVICE INCLUDES: CP0338 You have to be prepared as well! Preparing your car for winter is not enough. You also need to think about adapting your driving to winter conditions and bad weather. Stay further back from the vehicle ahead of you and brake earlier when stopping. Slow down more carefully before turning.
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