An Ounce of Prevention: Winter Auto Repair Tips

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The temperatures outside are already starting to plummet and soon enough, the entire state of Minnesota will be experiencing below freezing temperatures, snow, ice and plenty of other winter-related weather events. If you haven’t already, now is a good time for some precautionary auto repair in Minneapolis. Here are a few suggestions on what you should get looked at.

Check Your Fluid Levels

Does your car have enough antifreeze? What about power steering fluid? How’s the oil level? Do you need more windshield wiper fluid? When you bring your car to us for auto repair, we can check these fluid levels for you to ensure you have plenty of each.

Check Your Tires

Did you know that for every time the temperatures outside drop ten degrees, your tire loses one pound of air pressure? That can be very dangerous if you don’t regularly check your tires to make sure they are properly inflated. Plus, properly inflated tires can help increase your gas mileage and stave off the need for auto repair!

Check Your Battery

You can bring your car to us for all sorts of auto repair services, including getting your car battery checked. This is a simple test that doesn’t take a lot of time, but it could save you a world of hassle, time and money in the long run. The last thing you want is to be stranded somewhere because your car has a dead battery.

Check Your Windshield Wipers

Make sure you get new wiper blades every year. Minneapolis winters are notorious for kicking up lots of slush and other yucky precipitation. Plus, properly working wiper blades can help you avoid accidents. Make sure your windshield washer reservoir is full too.

When you need auto repair in Minneapolis, call Auto Electric. Reach us at 763-537-1221 or you can Contact Us to schedule your appointment!

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