Get Your Vehicle Ready for WinterThe winter is quickly approaching and drivers should prepare their vehicles for the harsh weather that comes with winter. Which is why in this article we will discuss what you should pay special attention to.
Let’s start off with your car’s battery. During colder weather it’s capacity can decrease so if you own a garage it would be wise to keep your vehicle inside during the nights. By doing this the automobile won’t be exposed to the freezing weather outside, which in turn would mean that the battery would be protected.
Coolant is of the utmost importance during the winter because it does not freeze as water does in cold weather. Have your cooling system flushed and refilled with a mixture of antifreeze and water. Usually, the recommended mixture is a 50/50 one. But, do have in mind that it depends on the antifreeze you choose, and what the lowest winter temperatures are in your state and city. Also have in mind that you will need to periodically check the level and condition, as well as, the concentration of the coolant throughout the winter months, in order to ensure the water in the mixture won’t freeze.
During the winter tires are even more important – they need to have a good handle even for the icy or snowy roads. So check if their tread is still alright or if you need to have them replaced. The best-case scenario would be to buy winter tires for your vehicle. Another thing that you need to remember about your tires during the winter is that the cold can have an impact on the tire pressure, which may cause the pressure to drop – check it monthly, once should be enough, but you can do it every two weeks if you want to be as cautious as possible.
Drive safe during the harsh weather and prepare your vehicle accordingly at a trusted auto repair shop that will have the job done properly the first time around.