Frigid winter weather can be rough on your vehicle. There are a few things you can ask your technician at Louetta Automotive to do to prevent problems with your auto before winter blows into town.
It’s common for tires to lose pressure in cold weather, which may lead to a greater possibility of a tire going flat. Have your technician check to make sure they have maximum pressure, particularly during cold spells. Also, replace your tires if the tread is worn. Less than optimal tread reduces traction on slippery, icy roads.
Antifreeze Washer Fluid
Keep your wiper fluid reserve filled with antifreeze washer fluid. Road conditions commonly require more frequent use of wipers to clean windshields and every time you flip them on more fluid is used. The fluid level can be depleted before the next scheduled oil change. Wiper blades can also be torn during colder temperatures, which means they may need replacing.
Cranking the motor to start takes a big charge. If your car battery is four or more years old you may want to have it replaced as a preventative measure. Cold snaps quickly drain a battery charge and with newer car models having so many features that rely on a battery, its charge can be quickly depleted.
Low levels of oil also put a strain on cranking the motor, which is another reason to make sure to keep the oil change appointment. Letting your car run for 3 – 4 minutes before heading out will warm the oil to operating temperature.
Extreme cold can wreak havoc on cars, especially if they’re left outside. The professional technicians at Louetta Automotive can help with these tips and many more to keep you car running in cold weather and any season.