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October Is Car Safety Month: 5 Maintenance Tips

Posted Oct 1st, 2021 in Auto Insurance, Did You Know?, General, In the News, Insurance Tips, Media

It's Car Safety Month, are you driving a safe vehicle? 

October Is Car Safety Month: 5 Maintenance Tips, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

Fall is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to prepare your car for the harsh winter ahead. In honour of Car Safety Month, we’ve compiled five maintenance tips to keep you safe. 

Stay Safe This Winter: Five Tips For Car Safety Month 

Car Safety Month Tip #1 | Check Car Fluids

Here are the most important car fluids to check: engine oil, power steering fluid, brake and transmission fluid, windshield wiper fluid, antifreeze fluid – make sure they are all clean and at sufficient levels.

Car Safety Month Tip #2 | Make Sure Car Battery Is In Good Shape

Your car battery can take a harsh hit during the cold winter months. Your battery can be checked, charged, or replaced if needed on your next trip to the mechanic.

Car Safety Month Tip #3 | Check On The HVAC

Heating, cooling, and ventilation are very important for the cold winter months. Improper heating and cooling may be a safety hazard for reasons such as defrosting.

Car Safety Month Tip #4 | Brakes Are Important 

Checking your car brakes on an annual basis is important, so if you haven’t done that yet this year, pop into your mechanic and have your brake system looked at in addition to brake linings, rotors, and drums.

Car Safety Month Tip #5 | Steering Is Also Important

The steering and suspension system is another thing you should be getting checked annually. This includes shock absorbers, struts, ball joints, tie rod ends, and other components.

These maintenance tips will keep your car running at its best, avoid costly repairs, and will prepare your car for the winter months, keeping you safe.

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