With the cold weather approaching, there are some things to be aware of to keep your car in prime condition.
Install a T3. It lets the car owner and their emergency contacts check the GPS location, which could be critical if your vehicle is stuck. The T3 also lets you check the battery voltage and notifies you if your battery is getting low.
Replace your windshield wipers. Who knows when the first snowfall will come, perhaps it will snow again on Halloween. In the cold, your wipers can freeze and crack. Make sure to have your windshield wipers replaced so that they work properly and can help keep your windows clear.
Consider new tires. Hydroplaning and spinning out of control is scary and no fun. If your tires do not work the best in the snow, consider getting them changed now before winter arrives. Check your tires pressure to make sure your tires are always filled with air because colder temperatures cause tire pressure to drop.
Check your brakes. Whether a car’s brakes struggle in the cold or snow depends on the type of car it is, but it’s crucial always to make sure they are working correctly. Whether it be driving in rain, sleet or snow, it’s best to make sure they are right and prepared for any weather. You should consider getting them checked every other oil change.
Check your oil. Cold weather can wreak havoc to your engine. Motor oil thickens when it is cold outside, making it harder for the car engine to turn over and start. Be mindful to check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendation.
Keep your eye on your car battery. Without your car battery, your car would not be able to start. Extreme cold weather can cause your battery to freeze. Try and drive your car every day because starting up your vehicle recharges and warms up the battery. Remember you can easily check your car battery with your T3.
There is time before the freezing, cold winter is here but it’s always helpful to start planning on what precautions to take for the upcoming season. Winter will be here before you know it, be prepared!