RHINELANDER - Not many people like to drive in the winter. A vehicle break-down can add more to the headache. With snow already beginning to fall, auto shops are busy. People are bringing their vehicles in to have them checked and to be ready for the season. Some of the most common things people should have checked include the battery, windshield wipers, and windshield washer fluid. However, the most common issue that actually causes a car to have problems is actually with the heat itself.
"People start to have a no heat condition which could be related to a faulty thermostat; or also when you get a no heat condition, it could have been that the coolant is low and you never would have known that you didn't have heat during the warmer months so that would…could signify an internal engine problem or just an external leak," says James Maze, Owner of Maze Certified Auto Repair.
"When we do a full service oil change, we will be checking your battery condition, your wiper condition, and those are the main things that can leave you with trouble this winter," says James Maze, Owner of Maze Certified Auto Repair.
In fact, the car behind Mr. Maze during our interview with him was being worked on for a faulty thermostat. The biggest thing you can do to prepare for winter is to have the battery checked. If your car does break down, call a local auto repair shop.
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