Just as we ease ourselves through the transitions of weather, cars need to acclimate to changes in temperature, road condition and the elements.
Kenny "the Car Guy" Walters, owner of Mufflers and More in WAlled Lake, says these should be your top priorities if you want your car to serve you well come winter:
· Make sure your car battery is fully charged.
· Check all fluids and fill any that are low.
· Inspect your tires - you want good treads, not worn down, to prevent slipping when it gets icy.
· Check your alignment - if it's off, you'll find yourself bumping, knocking and steering oddly all winter. Plus, your tires will wear unevenly, and you may experience shaking and pulling.
· Keep the under-body clean - wash your car as often as possible, especially when there's salt on the roads