The cold winter weather is official here. It just seemed like yesterday it was 70 degrees and warm outside. Unfortunately or for some of those that love winter, the freezing temperatures are here and are only going to get worse. Automobiles are known to be negatively affected by things such as deflated tires, dead batteries and frozen anti-freeze. We are here to help you out and give you a few tips.
Check your Tire Pressure and Worn Down Tires
Cold Temperatures are known to drain the air out of tires. You should check your tire pressure at least once a week during the winter months. Make sure to know the proper pressure levels stated in your owners manual. Under-inflated tires are unsafe and also makes your engine work harder, which results in excess gasoline.
Make sure your Wipers are working properly
The first step you take may result in replacing your wipers. We recommend every car gets new wipers in before winter hit. Driving in snow/ slush and rainy conditions can be dangerous. Making sure your wipers provide the maximum amount of visibility for yourself is very important.
When you get your new wipers taken care of its very good to make sure you have plenty of wiper fluid. In the winter months more than any other, roads are covered with salt and sand. I think everyone has had to endure the time when there windshield has been covered. You don’t want to be stuck in a situation when are unable remove unwanted interference off your car. We suggest you to make sure your fluid is completely full and that you also have an extra spare bottle possibly in your trunk.
Have your brakes checked occasionally
This is important for your safety and also for your wallet. In conjunction with your tires, your brakes are very important come winter time. The roads are slippery and you want to make sure you’re as safe as possible. Checking your brakes may also prevent future costly repairs.