4 Tips on Winterizing Your Car
The winter cold is coming, and it’s coming fast (sigh…). So, it’s best we all remember some important tips about winterizing our cars for these colder months.
1. Protect yourself from the ice. Driving on icy roads is an obvious reminder that it’s hard to get moving without good tires, however, it’s even harder to stop. Making sure you’re driving on healthy tires before you hit the slippery snow-covered roads this winter.
2. Keep an eye on your tire pressure. Let’s all think back to our high school science class. Remember what the teacher taught you? Hot air expands, cold air contracts. The same goes for your tires. The air in your tires contracts when it’s cold out, which ends up lowering your tire pressure. Lesson to be learned? Keep an eye on your tire pressure when the outside temperature drops.
3. Warm it up. It’s important to warm up your car when it’s cold out before you take off. Why? Warming up your car allows all those important fluids time to reach their operating temperature. Look at it this way: you wouldn’t go for a 3-mile run without stretching first, right? Warm up your car just like you’d warm up your muscles.
4. Tires and fluids and blades, oh my! The three key things to remember during the winter are: keep your tires inflated to your vehicle’s specification, keep your windshield washer fluid full, and make sure your wiper blades are in good condition.