Friday, December 4, 2020

Vehicle Preparedness – How to Prepare for Cold Weather

Fall is here! With the cooler temperatures, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is weather ready!

Temperature changes can have an adverse effect on your vehicle. One of the most important impacts to your vehicle this time of year is changes to tire pressure.

As temperatures drop, the air inside tires can contract, which causes lower air pressure in the tire. Examining tire pressure can help prevent flat tires or uneven wear, which ultimately keeps you and your passengers safe while traveling.

Another checkbox to complete this time of year is the battery. By keeping the battery clean and free of corrosion, you can avoid the car from stalling at start up or the battery dying.

The last and final tip is to check your fluids regularly. Low temperatures can cause fluids such as oil, antifreeze and transmission fluid to thicken. The best way to prevent this from occurring is to start your vehicle and let it warm up a few minutes before you hit the road.

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