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Amica Insurance shares 5 tips for Fall Car Care Month

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LINCOLN, R.I. - October is Fall Car Care Month, so Amica Insurance is sharing tips to improve the safety and performance of your vehicle.

With winter right around the corner, now is a good time to prepare your car for the colder weather and tougher driving conditions. Amica is sharing the following tips from Car Care Council:

  • Check tire pressure and tread, and also look for bulges and bald spots. Uneven wear to the tires means it’s time for a wheel alignment.
  • Make sure the lights and windshield wipers work properly. Check both the interior and exterior lighting, and replace worn wiper blades to improve visibility during precipitation.
  • Have the brake system checked annually, and make sure brake linings, rotors and drums are inspected during every oil change.
  • Check the battery, hoses and belts. Make sure the battery connection is clean, tight and corrosion-free. For hoses, make sure they are not cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or showing signs of excessive wear.
  • Top off all fluids, including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluid, as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

About Amica Insurance

Amica Mutual Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,500 people in 44 offices across the country. For more information, visit

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