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WINTERIZE YOUR RIDE WITH CAR STAR JACK NERAD

New Products and Timely Tips to Make Sure Your Car Runs at Peak Performance in Cold or Bad Weather

We have one of the top car care experts and popular media stars in the country to help your viewers and listeners survive the bad and often freezing weather. Jack Nerad has been a co-host on the most-listened-to auto-related radio program in the country, "America on the Road," which is carried by more than 300 radio stations. From the crazy snow storms going on in much of the country, to torrential rains in other areas, it’s important to make sure your ride is operating at peak efficiency. Nerad will share some timely tips and some new must-have products for every driver!

START WITH GETTING A CAR READY FOR WEATHER
It starts with your tires…a common misconception is that winter tires are only needed or useful when snow is on the road, but the fact is when temperatures fall, rubber hardens and loses it flexibility to adhere to the road. From cold to snow to slush or ice, the recently launched Hercules Avalanche RT winter tire was specifically engineered to confidently handle winter weather driving. Winter tires are specially designed to remain flexible in colder temperatures, typically at 45 degrees and below, allowing the tire to more effectively adhere to the road. So even if you don’t’ live in an area that sees a lot of snow and ice but does see temperatures below 45 degrees for months at a time, winter tires are worth a consideration. Hercules Tires, best known for their strongman logo and Ride on our Strength slogan, is one of the tire industry’s premier value brands and recently launched their newest winter tire the Hercules® Avalanche® RT. For more information, visit www.herculestires.com

A TUNE UP FOR A CAR IN WINTER
Winter can be a tough time for your car battery as chilly temperatures can drain the power quickly but believe it or not 53% of people wait for the battery to die before they replace it.  A place I recommend going to check your battery before it’s too late is Batteries Plus Bulbs. They will give you a FREE battery test and systems check—no appointment needed. If you need a battery, the knowledgeable experts at Batteries Plus Bulbs will do a free installation while you wait—which can take as little as 20 minutes. They have premium Duracell Ultra car and truck batteries, best-in-class A-G-M batteries, plus a variety of light bulbs, wiper blades and more. Plus, some stores offer key cutting services and can program and put a new battery in your key fob.  Battery testing is always free.  Check out batteries-plus.dot.com to find the closest store to you. For more information, visit www.batteriesplus.com

IMPORTANT TO CHECK ALL THE FLUIDS
It’s important to check all the fluids this time of year to ensure your car is prepared for the elements and to help avoid an unplanned road emergency.  Jiffy Lube recommends replacing vital fluids, such as motor oil and coolant, as recommended by vehicle manufacturer instructions, ahead of any cold weather conditions. Antifreeze is important as it keeps the car’s cooling system from freezing, enabling you to warm your car cabin and defrost the windshield, a must-have in cold weather months. Now is the perfect time to visit a nearby Jiffy Lube to get your vehicle ready for winter.  To find a location near you, visit www.JiffyLube.com