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See a Doctor if You’re Sick; See ACDelco if your Car’s Sick

In Auto, General, Sponsored by Michael Sheehan

It’s the winter and you have a cold. You feel run down and you aren’t performing at your peak efficiency. So what do you do? You bundle up, take vitamins and try to get as much rest as you can. Guess what? Your car may have a cold as well. As it sits in the garage or in the driveway or transports you here or there, it too might not be running at peak efficiency. In order to keep your vehicle healthy, you should treat it with the attention it needs. You wouldn’t give your body bad food when you are sick, so why would you do that with your car? The folks at ACDelco feel the same way, especially when it comes to winter car care and preventative maintenance.

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When you are born, hopefully you arrive happy and healthy. In much the same way, when a GM car rolls out of the factory, it is outfitted with original and authentic ACDelco parts. From batteries to spark plugs to windshield wipers, GM vehicles have GM Original Equipment from ACDelco. But obviously over time, things age – cars and people alike. As you age as a person, you need to start paying closer attention on your “preventative maintenances.” Hopefully, you eat healthy food, exercise regularly and engage in an otherwise healthy lifestyle. But, we all know that things go bad and you may need to visit the doctor, either for an ailment or just for a check up. Your car shouldn’t be much different. It, too, doesn’t often age gracefully, especially if you treat it badly, so in order to extend your vehicle’s life, you need to take care of it.

The winter months can be rough on one’s body as well as one’s car. Bundling up, getting sleep and eating healthy foods will go a long way to keep you running happily. But you can’t exactly bundle up your car, leave it parked all winter (you should start it occasionally) and feed it vegetables. But you can make sure that it protects the passengers and driver by staying current on its checkups. For that winter maintenance, ACDelco can help. If you have a GM vehicle (or other type of vehicle manufacturer for that matter), you can quickly find a service center using their online service center locator. Just enter your zip code and locate a professional ACDelco service center near you. Try doing that for a doctor!

But just the way you might go to a pharmacy to get medicine or vitamins, you can do the same for your vehicle. Perhaps you simply need to swap out your windshield wipers (something you should do every year before the rain or snow hits), you can simply go to an ACDelco online parts locator. Just choose the part you are looking for and enter your zip code and Voila, you have a location to get ACDelco parts for your vehicle.

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And what about that battery? There is nothing worse than going out to your car and trying to crank it on, only to have it turn over once and die or just click. Having a good, reliable battery that is new is truly a necessity during the winter months. Recently, I had my wife’s car in for service and the mechanic told me the battery was well past its prime. It was the original battery and the battery tester simply said to change it now. Once it was swapped out, her vehicle started faster and with more authority. It was a difference of night and day…and the car even seems to run better. So, regardless of whether you have a GM vehicle or not, you should get your battery checked and replaced if needed. You can take it to an ACDelco service center for that. Oh, and the ACDelco batteries come with a “free replacement” limited warranty.

While you are on the ACDelco website, you may want to review some of their tips for vehicle maintenance which are particularly important during the cold and rainy winter season. If you have problems breathing, you go see a doctor. Similarly, if your car has trouble breathing due to a dirty air filter, it will run less than efficiently. And you wouldn’t want to inhale bad air from the outside, so it is important to replace your cabin air filter periodically (I do this regularly and on many vehicles, it is actually quite easy).

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We all know that drinking water is important for the health of your body. In much the same way, regularly changing your oil and oil filter helps to keep your vehicle running smoothly.

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Also, it is often important to slow down in life and take a rest or break. In a vehicle, being able to brake in general is critical and one of the best things you can do for the safety of your vehicle’s occupants is to have your brakes regularly inspected and replaced as needed.

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ACDelco can help with all of these things, from finding authentic GM Original Equipment to locating the closest professional ACDelco service center. So during the winter season, be sure to keep yourself and your family healthy and don’t forget that important transportation object in your lives, your vehicle. Keep it healthy too!

Honestly, I wish it were this easy keeping my own body healthy!

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Disclosure Text : This is a sponsored post and I have received compensation to prepare to write it as well as write it. All opinions within this article, unless otherwise noted, are my own and are not subject to the editorial review from any 3rd party. More information can be found in my About page.

HTD says: Whether you have a GM vehicle or not, head over to your local ACDelco service center and give your vehicle a needed health check-up this winter!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ACDelco. The opinions and text are all mine.