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kidneycar.ca 1 866 788 2277 *Service may not be available in all geographical areas. Your Car Has a Higher Calling. Donate any make, model or year of any car, truck or van. FAST, FREE TOWING Within 48 hours. VALUABLE TAX RECEIPT $300 minimum. A GREAT FEELING You're improving the lives of people with kidney disease. 1. Check your tire pressure, ensuring it's in line with the manufacturer's recommendations, which are found in the driver's side door sill. 2. You'll also want to inspect your tires for gouges and, using a tire gauge, measure the tread depth. Replace tires if they have less than 3 ⁄32 " or 2 mm, says Ryan Peterson, manager of automotive services with CAA South Central Ontario. 3. Top up your washer fluid. Peterson recommends switching over to a summertime formulation once warm weather hits, which does a beer job of dissolving proteins found in bug splaer. (It has a higher freezing point, though, so make sure to swap it out before winter.) 4. Aer that, check your oil. Always follow manufacturer guidelines for either the length of time or mileage between changes. You can also check it at home between recommended changes; the level should reach the marking on your dipstick and be light brown and viscous. If the oil is thick and black, change it right away, even if you haven't hit the manufacturer limit yet. 5. It also never hurts to have your baery tested. Members can call CAA's mobile Baery Service, which can send a technician to wherever you are. They'll check your baery and, if necessary, replace it with a new one. Members save $25 on the purchase of a new baery. 6. Give your vehicle a thorough scrubbing to remove caked-on dirt and salt, which can eat away at your car's sensitive bits. Peterson recommends first running your vehicle through a touchless car wash, opting for the undercarriage cleaning. (Avoid brush washes —they'll scratch your paint.) At home, give it a deep clean inside and out with specialized automotive products. Steer clear of using dish detergents, which can ruin your car's finish. 6 Tips for Getting Your Car Road-ready for Summer Warm weather can take a toll on your car, just as cold weather can. Make sure you perform a seasonal maintenance check to ensure your vehicle is running smoothly. –Andrew Raven AUTO MAINTENANCE HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? Visit caasco.com/ auto/auto-advice to connect with CAA's team of auto experts, who can provide complimentary advice you can rely on.

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