- Tires: Check your tires for proper tread depth and overall condition. You might know about the old penny test…stick a penny into the tread grooves, Lincoln’s head down. Does the tread reach Abe’s hair? Then your tires are at 2/32”, which is minimum tread depth. If it reaches Washington’s head when you do the same test with a quarter, your tread is at 4/32& ...[more]
Winterize Your Car Battery - Battery Inspections - Local Battery Replacement - Joes Tires and Service
Did you know cold weather puts an added strain on your car battery? When temperatures drop into freezing levels, your vehicle must work harder upon startup and also run its cold weather functions like heating systems, wiper blades, and the defroster. There are simple steps you can take to winterize your car battery and ensure its best performance through this chilly season:
Check the Fluid Levels:
- Pull of the cap off the battery to get to the hydraulic fluid inside.
- Using a hydrometer extract some fluid to check the level and condition
- The hydrometer tool will give you a “low”, “fair”, or “good” rating
- A &l ...[more]