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Winter Car Care Tips for Southern California

Southern California is known for its sunny skies and warm temperatures pretty much year round. Although Southern California might not get snow and freezing temperatures like other parts of the state, that doesn’t mean your car is ready for winter. To ensure you can drive safely in Southern California during these colder months, here are some winter car care tips you should follow.

Check Your Tires

Your tires play an important role in stopping your car. Worn or underinflated tires can increase the risk of accidents. Tire pressures drop when the temperature outside drops. Underinflated tires increase the risk of blowouts and kill your gas mileage. Check to ensure each tire has the correct amount of pressure as soon as the temperature starts dropping. Tire tread depth also needs to be checked. The rain in Southern California creates wet roads and the thinner your tread the harder it is to stop. Worn tires need to be replaced.

Replace Windshield Wipers

Your windshield wipers are not designed to last for years. On average, they last for about six months regardless of how often they are used. Old wipers smear the rain and grime on the windshield rather than clearing it away, so make sure you ensure good visibility by replacing the wipers before the rainy season starts.

Give Your Car a Tune Up

You should always keep up with the factory recommended maintenance on your vehicle, including regular oil changes and replacing of other important fluids. If you have slacked off on your routine maintenance, take your car into a reliable auto service center like the one here at Glendora Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for a complete tune-up. A tune up will ensure your heating system is working properly and that your battery, belts, and hoses are not in need of replacement among many other things.

Looking for expert auto service in Los Angeles County? Need some help getting your car ready for winter? No matter what service your car needs, the experts at Glendora Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service department can take care of it for you. Contact us now to schedule a service appointment, or make the short drive down and visit us in Glendora, CA today.

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