Winter car Care items
It’s Time to Make Sure Your Vehicle Will Deliver Maximum Security and Performance!
Winter is the most difficult season for your vehicle and by following a few simple maintenance procedures you can decrease the chance of a breakdown.
Help prevent Winter breakdowns by keeping your car’s maintenance up to date. Make sure your oil is changed regularly according to your owner’s manual, check your tire pressure frequently and keep all of your fluids topped up (power steering, brake, and transmission and coolant levels).
For ultimate protection, get a Pennzoil Platinum full synthetic oil change. To make it even easier you can visit your local Walmart Auto Service Centre and while you shop for items you may need on the road such as water and snacks – let the professionals change your oil and complete an inspection of your vehicle.
Winter Tires – Install winter tires for better grip in the ice & snow which can reduce your stopping distance on icy roads by up to 40% vs. All Season tires.
The rubber compound of a winter tire is relatively soft. The rubber in an all season tire starts to lose elasticity and harden at temperatures around 7°C, greatly reducing grip, whereas a winter tire will only harden at around -40°C; therefore retaining its elasticity for much longer.
When purchasing/installing winter tires, remember the following:
• Install four winter tires – To help maintain control and stability of your vehicle in icy conditions, always install winter tires in sets of four.
• Mixing tires with different tread patterns, internal construction, and size degrades the stability of the vehicle and should be avoided.
• As a tire wears, snow traction is reduced. Tires that are worn close to the tread-wear indicators have reduced traction and should not be used on snow-covered roads or in severe snow conditions.
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