Do you know how you can avoid car trouble this holiday travel season? Here are travel tips on how to get through the busy holiday season.
According to an article at ase.com, “Winter Season Traveling”
“As the holidays approach, motorists should make certain their vehicle is up to the rigors of winter travel. Autumn has traditionally been a busy time for car care activities. Whether you do your own maintenance or depend on the pros, fall service lets you undo the wear and tear of summer’s tough conditions while getting ready for colder weather ahead.
The following tips from the experts at the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) should give you a road map to fall car care. According to officials at ASE, “Cold weather will only make existing problems worse. A breakdown, while never pleasant, can be deadly in the winter.”
First things first
Read your owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommended service schedules.
Get engine drivability problems (hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good repair shop. Cold weather makes existing problems worse. Replace dirty filters air, fuel, PCV, etc.
Put a bottle of fuel deicer in your tank once a month to help keep moisture from freezing in the fuel line. Note, too, that a gas tank that’s kept filled helps prevent moisture from forming.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual more often (every 3,000 miles or so) if your driving is mostly stop-and-go or consists of frequent short trips.” To read the entire article click here.