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Mechanics Remind Car Owners of Fall Maintenance

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Paul Hunt says it is important to keep the tire pressure correct in your vehicle. Paul Hunt says it is important to keep the tire pressure correct in your vehicle.

By: Chris Hauff

The cold weather is starting to move in so you will want to pay close attention to getting your car ready for winter.   Suddeth Automotive mechanic Paul Hunt says the sudden drop in temperature can reduce your tire pressure and drain the power in your battery.

 "One of the worst things in the world is when you get up in the morning to start your car and it doesn't start," Hunt said.

Hunt recommends people invest in a tire pressure gauge and check their tires at least once a month.  You can find the correct tire pressure for you vehicle written in your owner's manual or on a sticker on your driver's side door.

The cold weather can also affect your car's cooling system. 

"You want to be sure the antifreeze is in good shape," Hunt says.  "It's a 50/50 mix in the coolant system [with water] so that it won't freeze on you."

Mechanics say as long as your vehicle is properly maintained you should not see a lot of problems.   

 

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