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Get your car ready for winter

10 tips to Get your car ready for winter Everybody posts lists of what you should do to get your car ready for winter, but most of them don’t tell you why or explain the consequences of not doing them. I will. 1) Check (and change) your coolant. Driving on worn out coolant is a bad idea all year ‘round, but it’s especially bad in winter. Worn coolant can freeze and destroy your engine, but you probably already knew that. However, there’s more to coolant than just freeze protection. Fresh … Read More

When to replace headlights

How long do headlight bulbs last? Most people don’t replace headlights until they burn out. That’s a big mistake. All incandescent headlight bulbs (with a filament) dim with use and that means you’ll have a harder time seeing (see filament deposits below). So it pays to replace headlight bulbs BEFORE they burn out to get maximum light on the road. In fact, by the time your bulbs reach the two year mark, light output has already been reduced by about 20%. More than half of all drivers never replace their … Read More


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