How to Winterize Your Car

Winterize Your Car

Experts on automotive maintenance and repair say it’s important to begin preparing your vehicle for the colder months as soon as the leaves begin changing color during the onset of autumn. At this time of year, before the temperatures fall too low, you should begin to winterize your car.

But how, exactly, does a car owner manage to do this? The most important aspect of your vehicle to keep an eye on is your tires. Having good grip is crucial in icy and snowy weather, and special winter tires are made to better withstand the freezing temperatures that make the rubber of normal tires less supple. In addition to this, tire pressure falls faster in colder temperatures, so always make sure your tires are adequately full.

Changing the type of oil and coolant you use will protect your engine better, as some types are better-adapted for winter use. Cold weather also reduces battery capacity, so be aware of the age of your battery, and have the battery’s voltage levels checked. If need be, change it.

To winterize your car is important because it prevents any unnecessary accidents or delays caused by winter hazards. Unfortunately, cold weather causes a lot of adverse effects in vehicles, but thankfully, modern innovation has allowed much of those effects to be minimized through preparation.

Hyundai Tucson Wins Ruedas ESPN Best Compact Crossover Award

Ruedas ESPN Best Compact Crossover

Early this month at the 45th Annual Miami Auto Show, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson was named the Ruedas ESPN Best Compact Crossover, one of a series of awards offered by Ruedas, which is the biggest Spanish-language auto radio show in the country.

This win isn’t the first for Hyundai, which has received awards from Ruedas ESPN for various models over the past five years. Jaime Florez, the host and director of Ruedas ESPN, said the Tucson is “everything a young family needs and more” thanks to its combination of safety features, functionality, and comfort.

Hyundai officials have expressed their excitement at the win for the Tucson, saying that it indicates Hyundai’s continuing and so far successful efforts to appeal to a diverse customer base in a highly competitive arena.

Ruedas ESPN is broadcasted on ESPN Deportes Radio and airs on over 48 radio stations around the country. You can listen to it every Sunday from 11am to 1pm Eastern Time.