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Do You Need to Perform Regular Service and Maintenance of Your Car Battery?

Do You Need to Perform Regular Service and Maintenance of Your Car Battery?

Regular service and maintenance of your car battery are very important for the overall health of your car. Due to the electrical nature of most vehicles today, your car battery not only helps your car function but also keeps your family safe when on the road. If you are looking for a professional’s advice on the state of your battery, or are in need of battery maintenance, come to J.J.’s Auto Service Center in Waldorf, MD where we can serve all your battery needs. The Purpose of a Car Battery Your car’s battery is one of the most important parts of your car. Not only does it give power to your car’s electrical circuit, but it also helps your car’s engine start when you turn the key in the ignition. As your vehicle’s main power reserve, your battery both charges and draws energy from your engine in order to power many aspects of your car as it operates. How to Spot a Bad Car Battery A bad or failing car battery is relatively easy to spot. If you ... read more

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How to Winterize Your Car

How to Winterize Your Car

Winter provides fierce conditions that are a hazard for all kinds of vehicles. To make sure your vehicle is ready for the chilly season, winterizing is critical. It is both important to be prepared for driving on terrible, slippery roads as it is to have your vehicle in peak condition. To help, we have put together a list of to-do’s that will get your car ready for winter. Let’s have a look. 1. Check the tires Make sure there is enough tread and that the tire pressure is correct. If the tires are worn, get yourself a new set. Some states will require tire chains, but in most places, a set of all-weather tires will be perfect. Areas that are prone to ice, sleet, and snow can be dangerous, though; so get yourself some winter tires, which have a much better grip on pavement. 2. Check the antifreeze and cooling system Did you know that the radiator should be refilled with new coolant (antifreeze) at least once a year? Before winter is the best time to do it, too. Use the ... read more

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