Archive for December, 2017

protect your battery against cold weather
Protect Your Battery Against Cold Weather This Winter
Battery Service, Maintenance   •   Tuesday December 26, 2017

Battery and electrical issues on your automobile often occur when the mercury dips to freezing. AAA’s Automotive Research Center finds a car battery typically loses about 60 percent of its strength at 0 degrees and 35 percent at 32 degrees. This means during frosty conditions, starting your car or truck will require twice as much…

add antifreeze or coolant this winter
Add Antifreeze or Coolant This Winter to Protect Your Car from Freezing
Cooling System   •   Monday December 11, 2017

Despite our balmy winter weather most days, vehicle owners should prepare to add antifreeze or coolant this winter. The last thing you want is an unexpected costly repair bill on top of your holiday spending. Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol, a toxic colorless, odorless and sweet liquid. If concentrated, the additive should be diluted to 50…