• SOURCE: General Motors - Global

Spring Car Care Tips

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ANCHOR LEAD: You think this winter has been rough on you? Your car has really had it tough! Brian Osuch has more. (:60) SCRIPT: Zero-to-Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. Winter weather puts extreme strain on vehicles and last winter was extremely brutal for many regions within the U.S. That’s why Kelley Blue Book’s Karl Braurer says with the change of season, motorists should take time to look for any areas that need to be repaired on their vehicle. CUT: (Brauer) It’s always a good idea to give your car a once over when spring arrives; paying particular attention to tires, brakes, wipers, glass and the under-carriage. All of these areas would have been exposed to months of snowy conditions and temperature extremes. SCRIPT: This years winter was unusually long and stretched as far south as Texas, which means drivers that aren’t used to the effects harsh road conditions can have on their vehicles should be particularly wary. GM’s James Bell… CUT: (Bell) Make sure there’s no corrosion…you also want to check the battery, it works double hard to start your car in the cold, so now’s the time to check it to make sure it’s strong. And lastly, every six months, we suggest changing your windshield wipers. SCRIPT: Bell also says it’s important to wash you car to remove any road salt that may have built up over the winter. For more, go to GM.com. That’s Zero-to-Sixty from GM.
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