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WINTER CAR CAREINTER CAR CARE






Winter auto care tips to keep you on the road




· If you’re due for a tune-up, have it done before winter sets in. tire pressure should be checked weekly.
Winter magnifies existing problems such as pings, hard starts, · Have the brakes checked. The braking system is the vehicle’s
sluggish performance or rough idling. most important safety item.
· Have the battery and charging system checked for optimum · Have the exhaust system checked for carbon monoxide leaks,
performance. Cold weather is hard on batteries. which can be especially dangerous during cold weather driving
· Clean, flush and put new antifreeze in the cooling system. As a when windows are closed.
general rule of thumb, this should be done every two years. · Check to see that exterior and interior lights work and headlights
· Make sure heaters, defrosters and wipers work properly. are properly aimed.

Consider winter wiper blades and use cold weather washer fluid. · Be diligent about changing the oil and filter at recommended
As a general rule, wiper blades should be replaced every six intervals. Dirty oil can spell trouble in winter. Consider changing
months. to “winter weight” oil if compatible with vehicle. Have your
· Check the tire tread depth and tire pressure. With snow and ice technician check the fuel, air and transmission filters at the same
consider winter tires designed to grip slick roads. During winter, time.

Seatbelts increase chances of survival



by Deanna Mitchener "The fine for not using a seatbelt or child safety
seat in Alberta is $155. Properly used seatbelts can
Wendy Doyle, executive director for Alberta reduce fatalities and serious injuries by 45% to
Transportation and Traffic Safety, says, "Our 65% depending on the type of vehicle and seating
traffic safety focus for October is on occupant position," says Doyle.
restraints. Research and collision investigations National Teen Driving Week is October 19 to
show us that seatbelts increase the chances of 25. Canadian youth between the ages of 16 and 19
survival in a collision by 50%." remain at a higher risk of death per kilometer than
"According to Transport Canada, almost 35% of any other age group. They also account for
drivers and passengers killed in collisions were approximately one quarter of all road related
not wearing their seatbelt at the time of the crash. fatalities.
Seatbelts save about a thousand lives per year in The best advice is to always talk with your teen
Canada. Without a booster seat a child is three and drivers about seatbelt safety and get them talking
a half times more likely to suffer a significant about it to their peers -seatbelts do save lives.
injury," says Doyle.


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