Three common winter car problems

If you live in New England, then you know how troublesome the winter weather can be. As the temperature continues to drop, sleet, snow, and ice on the road can be dangerous to your car. Learning some of the fundamental issues can help reduce problems and get you through the winter.

1. Freezing Fluids.
When the temperature begins to drop below 35 degrees, Fahrenheit liquids start to freeze, which means other fluids in your vehicle will also freeze and can cause your car at high risk when driving on the road. Keep in mind, not all vehicle fluids are affected by the drop in the temperature but rather still thickens which causes the vehicle work extra harder than it usually does.

2. Dying Batteries.
Unfortunately, car batteries are most vulnerable during the winter. More energy is required to start a vehicle, and if the battery is nearer to the end of its lifespan, you are at a higher risk of it dying entirely in the winter.

3. Decreasing Tire Pressure.
If you have not had your tires checked recently, now is the time, it is already mid-winter, but do you want to continue risking your car and yourself on the road? Underinflated tires significantly increase braking distances and can dramatically affect steering and handling.

Don’t risk your car if it has not been checked up in a long while. Your vehicle is most vulnerable during the winter, don’t put yourself or other people on the road in danger and get your car checked!

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