Cequent Consumer Products Offers Tips on Winter Car Care


It’s not too late to winterize your car and give it the care it needs during the colder months.

SOLON, OH – The calendar may say it’s the beginning of winter, but Mother Nature has released a deep freeze upon the majority of the continental US that has left many drivers with a multitude of car problems. As the thaw begins, it’s not too late to prepare your car for the rest of the havoc that winter can bring.

Cequent Consumer Products has some helpful tips to take care of your car during the winter months:

1. Wash your car on an unseasonably warm day.

Take advantage of warmer days when they pop up by washing your car with Washdrops Car Wash Solution. Those days where temps are over 40 degrees are few and far between, but when they do happen, get outside (or in the garage) and wash the salt and grime off of the car using Washdrops which requires no hose or rinsing at all. The proprietary scientific formula lifts dirt and grime without scratching vehicles or washing away surface wax. Getting the kids outside to help also helps relieve cabin fever!

2. Change your wiper blades.

Wiper blades take a beating during the winter months. Make sure blades are clearing your windshield properly and change them when they start dragging and squealing. Brighten up your windshield and change a life at the same time by switching to AutoTex Pink Wiper Blades; for every wiper blade purchased, AutoTex Pink proudly makes the maximum allowable donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. AutoTex Pink boasts a full line of high quality, universal windshield wipers with 99 percent coverage of vehicles on the road. The wipers come in standard black with a pink ribbon and in full pink color (look for PLUS) to make a bolder statement.

3. Make sure the essentials are in good condition.

Get the battery, brakes, oil and filters checked and changed by a reputable mechanic/repair location. Dead batteries are a common problem during the winter months so make sure it’s in good shape and replace if needed. Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your owner’s manual — more often if you’re driving is mostly stop-and-go or consists of frequent short trips.

4. Tires.

Make sure tires have enough air, they have been properly rotated and check the tread. The National Highway Transportation Safety Board says you need at least 2/32" of depth to be safe. Don’t forget to check the spare, and be sure the jack is in good working condition. Under-inflated tires or poorly aligned wheels makes your engine work harder and thus use excess gasoline.

5. Prepare and keep an emergency kit in the car.

Create an emergency kit to keep in the car, just in case: extra gloves, boots and blankets; flares; a small shovel and sand or Kitty Litter; tire chains; a flashlight and extra batteries; and a cell phone and extra car charger. Put a few “high-energy” snacks in your glove box.
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About Washdrops:
Made in the USA, Washdrops® is convenient, economical and easy to use! For an average size car, just add 1 ounce (three capfuls) of Washdrops® to 1 gallon of water. Now you can wash a vehicle anywhere in minutes without running up water bills or driving to an expensive car wash. Washdrops® really is “the smart car wash solution,” plus Washdrops® is biodegradable, non-foaming, solvent-free, and the remaining water can be poured on a lawn or bed of flowers when done. Washdrops® is available in 16-ounce (16 washes), 32-ounce (32 washes) or 1 gallon (up to 128 washes) sizes and is available on and

Read what’s being said about Washdrops:
“Washdrops leaves behind a shiny clean surface without having to endlessly rinse or even needing a second wash. It worked well on his super salty and grimy car, even getting the wheels squeaky clean. I’m totally a convert.” - Kelly Whalen of The Cent$ible Life

“Even my husband took a step back and mentioned that he was impressed with how well Washdrops cleaned.” - Heather of Our Kids Mom

“Finally… there is a quick, easy and environmentally responsible way to wash your vehicle! Washdrops leaves a beautiful shine! I was amazed at how well the Washdrops cleaned the car. The car was cleaned much better than it was with regular car cleaning products we buy from the store. The best part was we saved a ton of water and my children had fun.” - Leroy Coffie of Daddy Waddy Weeviews

ABOUT AUTOTEX PINK: AutoTex Pink is a brand of WEXCO Industries. WEXCO Industries, Inc. is among the nation’s leading global suppliers of windshield wipers and wiper blade components, manufacturing OEM wiper systems within the heavy duty market and servicing both the heavy duty and automotive aftermarkets. WEXCO, a Certified WBNEC company, and ISO9001:2008 certified, provides quality products, services and solutions to some of the world’s largest and highly regarded companies.

AutoTex PINK was founded by WEXCO Industries’ President, Paula Lombard. Paula wanted to create a product and a brand that was made by and for women. That is why with each sale of AutoTex PINK products, a donation will be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (US sales) or the Breast Cancer Society of Canada (CA sales). Through these partnerships, AutoTex PINK hopes to support those affected by breast cancer by helping to increase awareness and contribute to the fight to “Wipe Out Breast Cancer!”

About Cequent Consumer Products:
Cequent Consumer Products, Inc. is the industry's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative consumer goods and automotive aftermarket products. For more than 85 years, Cequent Consumer Products has produced some of the most dependable products in the market today including superior-quality towing and hitch systems, trailer components and accessories, wiring, lighting and brake systems, cargo securing, cargo carrying, rack systems, as well as household and industrial brooms and brushes. For more information on our brands, please visit Cequent Consumer Products website.