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5 tips for buying a car in winter

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Inspect used cars thoroughly

If you're buying a used car, make sure the car's components that are most important in winter are working properly. Inspect the battery, which could have its power reduced by up to 50 percent by severely cold temperatures. Also check the belts, hoses and wipers, according to Edmunds.com.

Make sure the four-wheel-drive system is operating properly and that the tires are properly inflated. The heater and any cold-weather features, like heated seats, also should be functioning properly.

If you're buying a used car, don't just trust the word of the seller. Fix says take it to an independent National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence-certified technician to have it checked out.


 

 

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