BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - By Sherea Harris
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - You don't want to break down and be stranded on the side of the road in this kind of weather. So experts say folks really need to take some time to winterize their vehicle to help avoid costly repair bills.
Drivers are advised to their check fluid levels. Coolant is one of the most important fluids to check.
Technicians can test your coolant to check the quality. Also check your belts and hoses to make sure they aren't worn.
Another cold weather tip is to check your tire pressure.
Derek Harrison with Express Oil Change in Homewood said, "You're going to lose one to three pounds of pressure every ten degrees. A lot of newer cars have the tire pressure monitoring system. If you have a light on you definitely want to have your tires checked."
Other helpful tips are to check your battery and make sure your have the right kind of oil in your car for winter weather.
At Express Oil Change in Homewood, the technicians there will do winter weather checks on your vehicle for free.