Winter Weather Car Tips
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 11, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Winter is here and that means you need to get your car ready. Here are a few simple tips from AutoZone that can save you a lot of trouble.
* Replace Wipers and Headlights -- As it's important you can see and be seen when you are on the road, you'll want to replace burned-out or dim headlights and bulbs in pairs. At AutoZone you can also upgrade to whiter, brighter headlights to improve visibility and reaction time. Your windshield wipers are also important when it comes to making sure you can see. Make sure they are working and not cracked. When it comes to replacing your wipers, you'll also want to do that in pairs. * Replace Worn Brakes -- Make sure you change worn brakes before you are in a dangerous situation. * Check Your Battery -- Have your battery tested and make sure it's fully charged. If your battery is more than 4 years old, it's time for a new one. * Maintain "Cooling System" -- Flush and fill cooling system every 24 months or 24,000 miles. That's the same intervals where you'll want to replace worn-out belts, hoses and clamps. Be sure to inspect radiator for any leaks or damage. * Use a Fuel System Cleaner -- Adding a fuel system cleaner to your gas tank after every oil change (every three months or 3,000 miles) can help you get better performance and gas mileage. * Maintain Your Car's Coat -- Give your car a good wash and wax before winter hits for added protection. Salt and the other products used to keep roads clear are tough on the outside of your car. * Keep Essential Tools In Car -- Always keep a winter emergency kit in your vehicle including: -- Spare tire -- Ice scraper -- De-icer -- Flashlight -- Blankets -- Other emergency items
No matter what your car care needs, you can count on AutoZone! Just stop by your local AutoZone store, or visit us on the web at www.autozone.com.
As of November 17, 2007, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 3,972 AutoZone stores in 48 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S. and 124 stores in Mexico.
AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, and service stations. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software. On the web, AutoZone sells diagnostic and repair information, and auto and light truck parts through www.autozone.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.