— Did you know —
Have your vehicle’s brake system inspected by a certified technician as recommended by your car’s manufacturer. You can typically find these recommendations in your owner’s manual.
A brake inspection is needed if your dashboard brake light is illuminated or you notice pulsation, a steering pull, grinding sounds or other unusual noise when braking.
Check the coolant level in the overflow tank when the engine is cold. If the level is low, add a 50/50 solution of coolant and water to maintain the necessary antifreeze capability.
“A 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water will protect your car’s engine to minus 34 degrees,” Paul said.
You can test the antifreeze protection level with an inexpensive tester available at any auto parts store. Check cooling system hoses for leaks, cracks or loose clamps, too. Any hoses that feel brittle or spongy when squeezed should probably be replaced.
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