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October, Ideal Month to prepare your car for winter
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October is the ideal month to prepare your car for winter, following several months of hot conditions and in advance of the colder temperatures that will soon take hold. Your car needs to be prepared now to avoid winter breakdowns, with you and/or your mechanic handling several important tasks during October Car Care Month.

By Matthew_Keegan


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1. Change your oil and oil filter. Few car owners need to have their oil changed every 3,000 miles or 3-months. Instead, follow your owner's manual to determine when the next oil change is due. Change your oil filter too and use this time to top off your fluids, including your windshield washer reservoir.

2. Inspect your battery. Check the connections to your batteries and remove debris build up. If your battery is nearing the end of its useful life, replace it before cold weather sets in. Extreme temperatures can test your battery, leaving you stranded at the worst possible time.

3. Examine hoses and belts. A sure recipe for a breakdown are hoses and belts that are fraying, splitting, worn or loose. Signs of wear mean signs of pending trouble. Replace as needed. Check your heating system too -- if the output of heat isn't strong, there could be a loose hose or belt.

4. Flush or top off your radiator. Follow your owner's manual to determine when your radiator should be flushed. Check for leaks and resolve problems before cold weather settles in.

5. Rotate or replace your tires. Tires should be rotated every 6,000 miles. Inspect your tires for signs of wear and replace them if they are worn. Even if your tires still have many miles left on the tread, tire age is a factor to consider when deciding whether to replace your tires now or wait. Tires that are at least six years old should be replaced.

6. Top off your fluids. If you are not due for an oil change, you will need to inspect your fluids just the same. These include your windshield washer reservoir, transmission fluid and brake fluid.

7. Perform a tune up. Today's cars can travel tens of thousands of miles before needing a tune up. Follow your owner's manual to determine when the next tune up is due. Minimally, your car's air filter may need to be replaced. Inspect the spark plug wires and spark plugs, replace as needed.

8. Try your flashlight. It is so easy to forget about the flashlight in your glove box. You do have a flashlight in your car, right? The batteries may be old, so replace these now. Keep an extra set of batteries in your car, just in case.

9. Replenish your emergency supplies. If you have an emergency kit, you will want to make sure that your supplies are in place and fresh. Old flares, water and food should be replaced. If you don't have an emergency kit and you live where ice and snow are common, you'll want a kit that can keep you safe and warm until help arrives.

Car Care Considerations

A roadside assistance plan is imperative if you travel a lot. Shop for a plan or extend your current plan. Never leave home without a fully charged cell phone and bring a charger to keep your phone fully charged while you're on the road.

Matthew C. Keegan is a freelance automotive writer. Matt is also a contributing writer for Andy's Auto Sport and affiliated websites, an aftermarket supplier of quality auto parts including AEM Intake and HKS Exhaust.

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