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Car Maintenance >> Fall-Winter

Seven Steps To Getting Your Car Ready For Winter - Jan 9, 2013 - 5:05:01 PM
Seven steps to getting your car ready for winter will make your winter driving easier. Be prepared for harsh winter driving conditions and keep your car in optimum running condition with these car care tips.

Winter Driving And Tire Tips - Dec 16, 2012 - 10:54:33 PM
Winter driving and tire tips can save you a lot of grief this winter driving season. Read up on the smartest car care and tire tips you are going to find online.

Tips On Caring For Your Battery This Winter - Dec 2, 2012 - 10:19:49 PM
Get some helpful tips on caring for your battery this winter and keep your car in great shape for the cold months ahead. Cold weather affects your car's engine and battery, learn how to protect your vehicle from the cold.

Car Winterization Secrets From A Celebrity Auto Rebuilder - Aug 28, 2012 - 12:02:40 PM
Car winterization secrets from a celebrity auto rebuilder so you can prepare your car for the winter season that will be here before we know it. Cold weather means winterizing your car and here are some great car care tips so you can do it the right way.

With Tires, Pressure Can Be A Good Thing - Jun 25, 2012 - 12:33:04 AM
With tire, pressure can be a good thing. Your car's tires are where safety and savings meet the road-literally. That's why it's important to make sure that your tires are properly inflated.

Winter Driving Safety: What You Need To Know - Jan 22, 2012 - 11:28:54 PM
Winter driving safety...find out what you need to know from the Michelin Man. Winter driving techniques, a vehicle safety check and safe tires made for winter driving are all covered in this interesting article.

Winter Tires Save Lives And Money - Dec 6, 2011 - 11:01:01 PM
Winter tires save lives and money. Sounds like a big deal about tires, but tires are a big deal. The safety of your passengers and your vehicle depend on your cars tires.

Ready Your Ride For Rough Weather - Nov 7, 2011 - 11:59:44 PM
Royal Purple tells how to ready your ride for rough weather. Synthetic motor oil and a little preventative maintenance to keep your vehicle in top winter driving condition.

Prepare For Winter Driving Before Jack Frost Arrives - Nov 7, 2011 - 11:47:18 PM
Prepare for winter driving before Jack Frost arrives is great auto care advice. Find out how to winterize your vehicle and pay attention to your tires. Do you have all season tires on your car?

Quick Fall Auto Fix-up Tips - Sep 12, 2011 - 10:04:32 PM
You can avoid winter woes with quick fall auto fix-up tips. Winter weather not only brings hazardous driving conditions, it can damage your vehicle. Find out how to protect your car and stay safe.

Prepare Your Vehicle for Fall - Aug 21, 2011 - 7:42:42 PM
Prepare your vehicle for fall. It's time to think about fall car maintenace already. Time for that seasonal car maintenance to keep your car in great running condition through the fall and winter driving seasons.

Which Deicers Cause The Least Damage To Your Car? - Mar 16, 2011 - 12:42:19 AM
Deicing your car. Which deicers cause the least damage to your vehicle is a great question for the winter months. When you purchase a deicing product read the label to make sure it is safe to use on your car.

Winterize Your Vehicle - Nov 25, 2010 - 8:29:06 PM
Driving in cold weather conditions can be stressful, but you can make it more bearable by staying a few steps ahead and being proactive with maintenance.

Are Winter Tires On Your Winter Driving Checklist? - Nov 25, 2010 - 7:48:52 PM
Are winter tires on your winter driving checklist? Do you have all-season tires on your vehicle? Read these important winterizing tips from the folks at Hankook Tire Canada.

Make Your Winter Driving Safe Driving With These Car Care Tips - Nov 25, 2010 - 7:15:31 PM
Make winter driving safe driving with these car care tips from people at Canadian Tire. The Canadians certainly know all about winter driving, look at the winter road conditions they experience year after year. Get ready for winter driving today.

A Winter Checklist For Drivers - Sep 25, 2009 - 9:37:43 PM
A winter checklist for drivers gives you a basic car maintenance checklist that should be performed seasonaly to make sure your car is in great running condition. This basic car maintenance checklist will help get your car through the cold weather that's coming and keep it running strong.

Fall Into Good Car Maintenance Habits - Sep 13, 2009 - 9:59:24 PM
Fall into good car maintenance habits now, with Fall coming it's time for a seasonal maintenance. Check your oil, cooling system and have a full engine tune up to keep your car in tip top shape.

Tips for Cold Weather Driving - Aug 27, 2009 - 5:10:15 PM
Get some tips for cold weather driving from the experts at ASE. ASE is the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and these guys really know what's best to keep your car in good running condition.

Prepping A Vehicle For Cold Weather - Dec 21, 2008 - 8:24:15 PM
Prepping a vehicle for cold weather should be an important part of your regular vehicle maintenance. Oil changes, battery checks, checking your fluids and making sure your tires are in good condition will keep your car safe in the winter months.

Prepare For Cold-Weather Driving: Tips For Winter Road Warriors - Dec 2, 2008 - 7:50:05 PM
Preparing for cold-weather tips for winter Road Warriors will help your winter driving take a turn for the better if you make sure your tires are properly inflated and your windshield wipers are not worn down.

New Year's Resolutions For Your Car - Nov 2, 2008 - 4:16:07 PM
Car Care Tips to keep your vehicle in tip top shape. Make a New Years Resolution to take care of your car.

10 Cool Weather Coolant Tips - Oct 19, 2008 - 5:38:10 PM
Get 10 cool weather coolant tips to keep your car engine and radiator system in peak running condition. Remember to check your antifreeze levels before colder temperatures set in.

Get Your Vehicle Ready for the Change of Season - Sep 10, 2008 - 9:25:27 PM
It's time for your bi-annual automotive change of season maintenance on your vehicle. Here's some important auto tips from Lund International.

How to Prepare for Winter Driving - Jul 16, 2008 - 3:02:00 PM
How you can avoid breakdowns and poor performance during this years winter driving season.

Prepare Your Auto for Winter -- From Cleaning to Safety - Nov 27, 2007 - 6:46:00 PM
For those of us who live in seasonal climates, it’s time once again to get our vehicles ready for winter driving conditions. Whether the setting doles out heavy rain or white-out blizzards, preparing the car for changes in temperatures can help avoid possibly life-threatening situations.

Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter Weather - Nov 14, 2007 - 11:00:00 PM
With the winter season upon us, it is important to take the time to ensure that both you and your vehicle are road-ready and prepared for winter weather.

Cold Weather Maintenance - Nov 7, 2007 - 9:46:00 PM
When cold weather hits and you start seeing harmless, steamy, white exhaust from your car, it's usually a good sign that you should protect it.

Fall into a Great Routine for Car Maintenance - Oct 23, 2007 - 7:28:00 PM
Fall is already here and in a short time, winter will be upon us. As you gear up for the colder temperatures, now is a good time to take preventive measures to care for your vehicle.

Measure Your Tire Pressure Regularly This Winter - Oct 23, 2007 - 1:08:00 AM
Canadians aren't measuring up when it comes to checking their tires for proper inflation. Fifty one per cent of Canadian motorists don't take the time to measure their tire pressure monthly even though 97% of us believe it's important, according to an Ipsos Reid study commissioned by the Rubber Association

Preparing Your Vehicle for the Winter Driving Season - Oct 15, 2007 - 11:56:00 PM
With much of the country enjoying unseasonably warm weather, it might be easy to forget that winter -- and the weather challenges that come with the season -- will be here before we know it. Before the weather gets unbearable, now is a good time to make sure that your

Did You Mount Your Cold Weather Tires Yet? - Oct 13, 2007 - 10:10:00 PM
Every year there is this dilemma: should you mount winter tires or should you stay with your all season tires? We always question is it going to snow a lot or is it just going to be cold and will our all- season tires be good enough. Well here is

Winterizing Vehicles-Whatever The Weather - Oct 1, 2007 - 7:26:00 PM
Whether winter roars like a lion or unseasonable temperatures make it seem more like a lamb, it's important to take steps to winterize your car.

Don't Be Left in the Cold - Aug 29, 2007 - 8:00:00 PM
The first signs of car trouble often arrive with the first signs of winter. Sluggish performance, rough idling, difficult starts or occasional pings are potential warnings for problems that will more than likely get worse as it gets colder. So, in an effort to keep you safe this winter, Firestone

Keep Your Cool with These Antifreeze Tips - Aug 22, 2007 - 10:38:00 PM
When traveling on the roads during the frigid winter months, a little preventive maintenance can go a long way toward keeping your vehicle in optimum working condition. One of the key components of a car's engine -; antifreeze -; can leave you out in the cold if not checked properly.

Preparing for winter 101: Smart Car Care Tips for the Cold Months Ahead - Aug 1, 2007 - 11:20:00 PM
While driving in snow and ice may be an unavoidable part of life for many Canadians, taking a few simple precautions can help drivers stay in control when the weather isn't. According to the experts at Uniroyal Tire, following these easy car care tips could save you time and money

Fall Car Care Helps Forgo Frosty Frustration - Aug 1, 2007 - 7:08:00 PM
The cooler days of fall are an excellent time to prepare your car for the potential ravages of winter. According to the experts at the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), "Cold weather will only make existing problems worse."

ACDelco Fall Car Care Tips-Start with the "Four Bs" - Mar 8, 2007 - 11:56:00 PM
Along with the change of seasons from fall to winter comes the likelihood of poor road conditions and reduced visibility. Automotive breakdowns, never convenient, can be even more dangerous in cold weather. Preventive vehicle maintenance can help lessen the odds of mechanical failure.

Car Care Tips For Cooler Temps - Mar 5, 2007 - 8:35:00 PM
As the seasons change, so do the maintenance needs of your vehicle. Fall is a great time to focus on preventative maintenance and to make sure that your vehicle is in top shape before the harsh winter months set in.

Optimize Your Heat - Jan 11, 2007 - 11:03:00 PM
With Winter fast approaching it may be a good idea to check your car’s heater and make sure it is in prime working condition especially if you are still trying to thaw out from last year’s heating nightmare.

Get Your Car Ready For Cold-Weather Driving - Jan 10, 2007 - 10:52:00 PM
Frigid temperatures and poor road conditions won't leave you out in the cold or take a toll on your vehicle if you take the right steps to make sure your car is winter-weather ready. Here are a few simple suggestions that should help steer you in the right direction.

How To Winterize Your Car - Dec 5, 2006 - 9:45:00 PM
The winter months are upon us and this season can really be hard on cars. You should do a little bit of preventative maintenance to help your car make it through the winter months with out a glitch. This is a good time to check out your car's emergency kit

How To Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades - Dec 4, 2006 - 9:41:00 PM
Most of us have figured out windshield wiper blades are not something we think about, until they don't work. You are driving, it begins to rain, you switch on the wipers, and you still can't see. Then you remember, you meant to change them, but didn't.

Don’t Let Winter Wear On Your Truck’s Carpet - Nov 21, 2006 - 10:25:00 PM
The holidays may be “the most wonderful time of the year” but winter months can be the worst for your vehicle. While holiday lights twinkle and shoppers pound the pavement, salt, sand, melted snow and temperature fluctuations can wreak havoc on your car, truck or SUV – both inside and

Tips for Staying Safe on the Road this Winter - Nov 7, 2006 - 9:26:00 PM
We all know accidents happen – and they happen more frequently in bad weather. According to the AAA, loss of visibility, slick roads and poorly maintained brakes lead to thousands of accidents every year, and the highest number of weather-related injuries and fatalities occur during the wet and snowy months

Tips to Get You Ready For Wintry Roads - Sep 19, 2006 - 6:55:00 PM
This winter, as you prepare for the hustle and bustle of shopping, holiday parties and family gatherings, don't forget that your car needs some seasonal preparation too. Along with vehicle maintenance, as the temperature drops and driving conditions change, drivers need to be more aware and prepared on the road.

Every Vehicle Needs a Winter Emergency Kit - Sep 5, 2006 - 10:41:00 PM
As temperatures plunge from cold to freezing, winter preparedness becomes all the more important. Long after winter's sweaters have been pulled from their summer hibernation, people remain woefully unprepared for vehicle emergencies. While most people have jumper cables and maybe a blanket in their car, those that have had the

Use Four Winter Tires, Not Two - Sep 5, 2006 - 10:30:00 PM
Can you imagine wearing one boot and one flip flop outside on a cold winter's day? Of course not. But did you know it's just as crucial to outfit all four of your vehicle's wheels with proper winter tires too? Michelin-certified Alliance Tire Professionals dealers provide some helpful facts about

The Cold Truth About Winter Tires - Sep 5, 2006 - 10:18:00 PM
There is a common perception that winter tires are only necessary for people living in snow-clad, mountainous regions. Others think that winter tires wear out more quickly than all-season tires because they are more expensive. Both of these are misconceptions. Michelin-certified Alliance Tire Professionals dealers have dispelled these myths and

Get Ready for Winter Driving Now - Aug 15, 2006 - 9:51:00 PM
Automotive breakdowns, never convenient, can be dangerous in cold weather. Preventive maintenance can help lessen the odds of mechanical failure. Use the following checklist from the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence as a guide.

Winter is Coming, Get Your Car Ready - Aug 15, 2006 - 8:18:00 PM
Right now the weather is warm and pleasant, but before you know it, temperatures will cool off and there will be snow on the ground. Not only is now a good time to check your furnace and seal up the cracks around windows and doors, you should get your car

This Winter, Don't Get Your Car Stuck Before It Gets Started - Dec 18, 2005 - 11:50:00 PM
NASCAR drivers have it easy; they only race in warm weather. Regular folks like you and me don't have that luxury. We often have to get our vehicles started in very cold temperatures, and we don't have pit crews to help us out if things go wrong. So, it's that

With A Little Preparation You Can Still Go In The Snow - Dec 5, 2005 - 10:52:00 PM
Getting ready for winter weather can help take the worry out of winter driving. With a little work, you can drive more confidently on icy roads, and you'll be ready if you get stuck in the snow. And remember, if conditions are too hazardous, the best bet is to stay

Winter's Coming – Is Your Car Ready? - Nov 9, 2005 - 10:48:00 PM
Dark skies, icy roads and rain or snow coming at you from all directions. Soon, this will be the reality for drivers across the country. How will you and your car handle the challenge? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more accidents happen between October and March

Make Sure Your Car is Ready for Winter - Oct 26, 2005 - 11:45:00 PM
Skating, sledding, roasting marshmallows by the fire. These are the traditional activities most people associate with winter, not sitting alone on the side of the road stuck in a broken down car. But if you’re among the estimated 70 percent of Americans who, according to the Car Care Council, fail

Prepare Your Car For Mother Nature - Oct 1, 2005 - 12:14:00 AM
The most recent Farmer's Almanac calls for a winter season that is unusually cold with plenty of snow. For drivers, that could mean some difficult and dangerous driving conditions. First, be prepared for winter driving by taking your car to a certified automotive technician, like those at a Firestone Complete

Auto Tips to Follow Before The Temperature Dips - Oct 1, 2005 - 12:10:00 AM
With winter upon us, there is no better time to "Be Car Care Aware" and make sure your vehicle is ready for severe conditions, according to the Car Care Council. "Motorists need to be proactive and take control of their vehicle's maintenance before the weather gets bad," said Rich White,

Routine Maintenance Extends Vehicle Life, Adds Margin of Safety for Winter Driving - Aug 31, 2005 - 3:51:00 PM
Undoing the wear and tear of summer driving should be on everyone’s autumn to-do list. For those who live in cold climates or anticipate driving in harsh conditions, maintenance now can prevent deadly breakdowns this winter. Drivers everywhere will benefit from longer vehicle life, increased gasoline mileage and better re-sale

Give Your Car a Checkup for the Cold Weather Ahead - Aug 23, 2005 - 8:39:00 PM
Automobile breakdowns in winter storms can be deadly. As the busy winter driving season approaches, don't forget to take your car in for routine maintenance. Those who live in warmer climates also reap the benefits of periodic maintenance: longer vehicle life, better gas mileage and the ability to spot and

Prepare Your Car for Wintry Weather - Aug 23, 2005 - 8:37:00 PM
Will your car be ready for winter? For Rent-A-Wreck, a company that specializes in renting used cars at lower prices, maintaining a fleet of mechanically sound vehicles is a high priority. The company offers some tried-and-true tips on preparing your car for winter.

Don't "Fall" Behind: It Pays To Stay Ahead Before The Temperature Drops - Aug 23, 2005 - 8:31:00 PM
Seasonal car care planning and preventative maintenance can save you money and time as the weather changes. "Timely maintenance does more than keep your vehicle running smoothly," says Pat Goss, longtime mechanic and owner of Goss' Garage in Seabrook, Md., as well as co-host of the PBS television show "MotorWeek."

Get Your Car Ready for Winter - Aug 16, 2005 - 10:23:00 PM
The leaves are falling and temperatures are cooling off. Another change of season is upon us. Not only is it a good time to check your furnace and seal up the cracks around windows and doors, but to make sure your car is ready for winter as well. The colder

Time to Fall Back Into Your Auto Maintenance Routine - Jul 27, 2005 - 12:44:00 PM
As summer winds down and fall begins in earnest, auto-care experts say that getting your vehicle serviced for cold-weather driving should be high on your list of things to do. Here are some tips from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - the nonprofit group that certifies automotive

Fall's a Good Time to Think About Car Care - Feb 17, 2005 - 9:29:00 PM
As summer ends, it's time to start thinking about the colder weather ahead and what that means for your vehicle. According to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), autumn is an ideal time for automotive maintenance and repair.

Seven Tips To Keep Your Snowplow In Top Operating Condition - Feb 17, 2005 - 8:14:00 PM
Is your snowplow ready for winter? For snowplow owners, the key to a safe and productive snowplowing season is preparation and maintenance. Here are seven easy steps to prepare your vehicle and snowplow equipment to prevent you from getting caught out in the cold.

Don't Get Stuck Out in the Cold: Prepare Your Car for Winter - Feb 17, 2005 - 7:27:00 PM
Who hasn't slipped and slid across an icy road or struggled to see clearly out of a foggy windshield? The cold winter months bring an increase in dangerous driving conditions. Make sure your car is up to the test. First, think tires. Avoid that frightening feeling you get when your

It's Time to Stock Your Car for Winter Weather - Feb 16, 2005 - 8:41:00 PM
The colder months have certainly arrived! Just step outside and you'll feel that invigorating chill. As you stock your home with extra logs for the fire and your kitchen with oversized containers of hot cocoa mix, take a moment to stock your car with a few items necessary for any

Avoid Car Trouble: Get a Checkup Before it Snows - Feb 16, 2005 - 8:40:00 PM
Don't let your holiday travels be interrupted by a roadside breakdown. Mechanical failure in the wintertime can be deadly, so it's important to have your vehicle checked out thoroughly at a trusted shop before cold weather sets in.

Get Ready, Get Set, Go Winterize Your Car - Feb 16, 2005 - 8:37:00 PM
Winter's just around the corner and chances are your vehicle needs some preventive maintenance to get it ready for the cold weather ahead. According to AAA, the most frequently uncovered problems in its annual vehicle inspections are improper tire pressure or low or dirty motor oil, anti-freeze, or other automotive

'Get a Grip' This Winter With The Right Tires for Your Car - Feb 16, 2005 - 8:35:00 PM
Do you have the appropriate tires for your car this winter season? If not, AAA recommends that you "get a grip." When snow is on the roads, it is vital for motorists to have tires with good traction. Most vehicles today have all-season tires, which are designed for all weather

Winter Car Care Tips from the Pros - Feb 15, 2005 - 11:43:00 PM
With the arrival of fall, it's time to put on an old flannel shirt and jeans and get your vehicle ready for the colder weather ahead. And that includes those beefy SUVs; they need winter maintenance, too. Here's advice from the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the

Colder Weather Triggers Need for Car Care - Feb 15, 2005 - 11:39:00 PM
Colder weather is on its way, driving the need to winterize vehicles. With more than one million hours of technical training behind them, GM Goodwrench technicians nationwide offer the public expert vehicle maintenance and advice. "Impending winter weather reminds us of the importance of vehicle safety," said Doug Herberger, GM

Keep Your Car In Top Shape For Changing Seasons - Feb 15, 2005 - 10:13:00 PM
As you shift into gear for fall and winter driving, there are some basic steps to take to keep your engine humming and vehicle performance high as the temperatures drop. According to the experts at AutoVantage, there is a simple, comprehensive checklist to keep you-and your automobile-on the road in

Steer Clear Of Foul Weather Driving Dilemmas - Feb 15, 2005 - 9:57:00 PM
If you get cold feet when it comes to winter driving, you're not alone. According to AAA, the majority of the 21 million emergency service calls they receive every year are in the late fall and winter. Of those calls, 40 percent involve vehicles that wouldn't start and 34 percent

Cold Weather Survival Tips For Drivers - Feb 15, 2005 - 9:55:00 PM
Frigid cold, freezing rain, poor road conditions and reduced visibility from heavy or blowing snow can all make cold-weather driving extremely hazardous. Here are some tips to help you avoid unpleasant or dangerous situations:

It Pays To Be Nice To Your Car When The Weather Gets Nasty - Feb 15, 2005 - 9:52:00 PM
Nasty weather, fluctuating temperatures and winter storms aren't nice to cars and can make winter driving dangerous. "Cars function differently in cold weather," says Tom Olszewski, automotive technical advisor, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties.

Tips for Winterizing Your Car - Feb 14, 2005 - 8:45:00 PM
It’s that time of year again. Temperatures and wind chills that can take your breath away. Snow and ice that make stepping outside a dangerous proposition. You know all too well how winter affects you. It is important to take a moment to think about how it affects your car

Fluids, Diligence Keys to Car’s Winter Health - Feb 14, 2005 - 8:43:00 PM
Fill ’er up with, uh, chicken soup? Okay, not quite, but as you prepare for the winter driving season, those who make a living driving Ford race cars suggest you should remember to treat your car like you would treat a sick friend: by paying strict attention to those all


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