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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Winter Car Care

01.27.2020 5:20 pm | Okan Sengullu

For a reliable mechanic in Chicago, you need to come to Bucaro Brothers Auto Care, conveniently located in Lincoln Park. We all know Chicagoland winters can play havoc with your car, and here five suggestions for winter car care to keep your car running efficiently when the temperature plunges. 1) Install winter tires Yes, it’s an expense but one that’s well worth it in areas like ours where temperatures regularly hover around the freezing mark, or below. Winter tires are made to give better traction when turning or stopping on wet or icy surfaces. 2) Check your tire pressure weekly In cold weather your tires lose pressure, and driving on under-inflated tires causes them to wear prematurely, and you also lose traction on slippery winter-time surfaces. 3) Have the proper mix of coolant for your engine In warmer months you want a 50/50 mix of antifreeze (coolant) to water, but in winter you need a 60/40 mix. 4) Take care of your battery Cold temperatures put a strain on your battery, so clean off any corrosion on the battery terminals. Have your favorite mechanic in Chicago at Bucaro Brothers load-test it and replace if it’s too weak for a cold… Read more

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