FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) – Car repair shops say now is the time to get your car prepped and ready for winter.
“Unfortunately, up here in the winter it creates a traction problem, so we’re actually going to recommend that you get some new tires,” said Matt’s Automotive Service Center technician Richard Forbes as he looked over my 2009 Honda Accord.
Besides tires, other high-priority items are a good battery and fresh fluids. Car shops across the valley offer cold weather inspections to make sure your car can handle the winter.
“Make sure your coolant isn’t going to freeze up… and that your washer fluid isn’t going to freeze up,” said Forbes.
Car batteries are one of the most common things replaced before winter hits.
“In the colder climates, you need a lot more juice to start the car,” said Forbes, “The battery will last longer when it’s colder