Day: November 6, 2021

Now is the time to prep your car for winter

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

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SEMA Ignited lets car enthusiasts check out vehicles

The Specialty Equipment Market Association convention and trade show ended Friday with a kaleidoscope of pastel, neon, matte and reflective finishes and an orchestra of automotive sounds.

The Friday evening parade of custom cars, pickups, high-lifted trucks, offroaders, sports cars and safari vehicles capped the weeklong SEMA aftermarket car show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The vrooming vehicles, grumbling low-riders and cracking hot rods entertained the general public who’d paid to experience the SEMA Ignited after-party following the show for industry professionals.

Jemar Cosby of Modesto, California, realized a dream of his by attending the show on Friday.

“I sit at home and YouTube all the time with these shows, and now I get to come to one,” said Cosby, 41.

He and friend Andre Turner traveled from Modesto to catch the show. Turner also watches car shows on YouTube, and Cosby recognized a few people from videos he’s

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