Car care during winter temperatures
- Let your car warm up before you begin driving. Allow your vehicle to warm up two to three minutes before taking off.
- Have a trusted car repair facility check your anti-freeze to ensure it’s good.
- Check for proper air pressure in tires, and if you need tires, change them so you have good traction for the winter.
- Replace your windshield wipers & fill your washer fluid jar with a fluid that contains anti-freeze.
- Repair any large chips in the windshield. If you don’t, when you turn on your defroster, a stone chip can turn into a major crack necessitating an expensive new windshield.
- Have your brakes checked before the roads get slick.
- Check for a leaky exhaust. If an automobile has an exhaust leak it can be life threatening, especially if you are stuck somewhere and forced to sit in a running vehicle for a lengthy time period waiting for help to arrive.