Ready for winter? Six tips to winterize your car.

2. Change the engine oil

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In 2010, Texas launched a clean air campaign to encourage drivers to regularly change their oil, replace filters, and keep their tires properly inflated. An oil change is particularly helpful for older cars in winter.

Be rigorous about changing your car’s fluids and filters during the winter months. Your car’s older engine will thank you for it! Remember to change the oil and oil filter every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Use the recommended oil viscosity range for winter. 5W-30 motor oil flows quicker in cold weather than 20W-50. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend 5W-30 oil for year-round protection. 

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