Underhood Expert Shares Four Simple Rules for Winter Car Care.
Chicago, Ill. – As North America approaches the middle of its coldest season, Prestone® Products Corporation, the leader in underhood chemicals, has four easy tips to help keep you and your family protected on the hazardous winter roads.
- Check your cooling system: Inspect your antifreeze/coolant to make sure it is free of debris and contaminants. If you notice an issue, flush and fill your system with a mixture of 50% concentrated antifreeze and 50% distilled water. If your reservoir is low, top off with Prestone® 50/50 Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant with patented Cor-Guard® corrosion inhibitors. Prestone with Cor-Guard is five times more effective at protecting against corrosion than the leading branded competitor. Next, using a Prestone antifreeze tester, check the concentration of your antifreeze. The ideal mixture is 50% antifreeze and 50% distilled water. If the concentration is low, use Prestone® Concentrate Antifreeze/Coolant with Cor-Guard® to bring your fluid to a 50/50 level.
- Ensure your windshield stays clear: To keep your windshield clear and free of ice build-up, fill your washer fluid reservoir with Prestone® De-Icer™ windshield washer fluid. It helps remove light ice/frost and protects windshields from deep freezes up to -27⁰F/-32⁰C.
- Check your tires: Frequently check your tire pressure and inspect the tread for uneven wear, bulges or bald spots. Tires that don’t grip well can leave you in a difficult position.
- Check all fluids: In addition to your antifreeze/coolant, examine your vehicle’s other fluids for proper levels, contaminants and any discoloration. Topping off or replacing worn-out fluids with premium products, like Prestone® DOT 3 High Temperature Synthetic Brake Fluid and Prestone® Power Steering Fluid for American, Asian and European cars, ensures your vehicle performs at its best, even in extreme conditions.
Following these simple tips can help avoid unwanted damage to your vehicle. For more information on these Prestone products, please visit www.prestone.com.
Headquartered in Lake Forest, IL, Prestone is the number one branded consumer choice for antifreeze/coolant, brake fluid, and power steering fluid in North America. Prestone manufactures and markets antifreeze/coolant, brake and power steering fluid, windshield washer fluid and other leading vehicle maintenance products. Prestone antifreeze/coolant has protected vehicle cooling systems since 1927. You can find more at www.prestone.com.