Category Archives: Automotive Safety

Preparing Your Car for El Nino

Preparing Your Car for El Nino

Driving in the rain is not very common in San Diego and it happens every year when you are least prepared. So this year get a head start on Preparing Your Car for El Nino! Follow these tips for this winter’s inclement weather: Battery: Replace weak batteries and have your charging system checked out by a professional. Brakes and Exhaust: Have your brakes checked by an ASE Certified mechanic. If the brake pads are worn, you should definitely have them replaced. Fluids: Check fluid levels, battery posts, voltage regulator and alternator. Change your oil and oil filter as needed: a good rule of thumb for most cars is every 3,000 miles. Heating and Cooling System: Check your radiator and hoses for cracks and leaks. Make sure the radiator cap, water pump and thermostat work properly. Anti-freeze should be changed at least every two years. Lights: Make ... read more

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