Winter is here, as you probably can tell from the harsh temperatures and the recent snowstorm that hit the area. The cold winter temperatures affect not only you but your car as well. In the same way that you layer up and take other precautions during this season, you need to take some extra steps to make sure your car is running well.
Get Your Battery Tested
Cold temperatures hinder your battery’s performance because they diminish the battery’s ability to crank. This puts a larger amount of strain on your battery than there would be in warmer temperatures. Many times, a car’s battery will be in poor condition for a good amount of time, but when cold temperatures come, that is the final straw. Make sure to have your battery volt tested to see if it’s in good shape. If it’s not, make sure to replace it so you don’t end up being stranded in the cold.
Coolant or antifreeze plays a large role in making sure that your car’s engine doesn’t freeze when temperatures drop below a certain point. It’s important to make sure that not only does your car have enough antifreeze but that there aren’t any leaks in the engine as well. These leaks could cause the coolant in your vehicle to drain out. Adding a mixture of half coolant and half water will create a lower freezing point, which prevents issues with radiators freezing,
Check Your Tire Pressure
As the air temperature drops, so does tire pressure so make sure that you are keeping track of your tire pressure throughout the winter. You can lose up to one pound per square inch for every ten degrees drop in temperature, so it’s vital to check your tires during this season. When your tire pressure is low, you can experience serious issues like a tire blowing out.
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