Experts on automotive maintenance and repair say it’s important to begin preparing your vehicle for the colder months as soon as the leaves begin changing color during the onset of autumn. At this time of year, before the temperatures fall too low, you should begin to winterize your car.
But how, exactly, does a car owner manage to do this? The most important aspect of your vehicle to keep an eye on is your tires. Having good grip is crucial in icy and snowy weather, and special winter tires are made to better withstand the freezing temperatures that make the rubber of normal tires less supple. In addition to this, tire pressure falls faster in colder temperatures, so always make sure your tires are adequately full.
Changing the type of oil and coolant you use will protect your engine better, as some types are better-adapted for winter use. Cold weather also reduces battery capacity, so be aware of the age of your battery, and have the battery’s voltage levels checked. If need be, change it.
To winterize your car is important because it prevents any unnecessary accidents or delays caused by winter hazards. Unfortunately, cold weather causes a lot of adverse effects in vehicles, but thankfully, modern innovation has allowed much of those effects to be minimized through preparation.