You might think that because we’re in the South, we’re exempt from weather-related car troubles in the winter, but that’s not necessarily the case. Vehicles can have all kinds of cold weather car problems even when there’s no snow and ice on the ground, so it’s best to be prepared.
Check Your Battery
The battery is often the number one car part that suffers when temperatures plummet, as extreme temperatures affect battery capacity. Have your battery checked as soon as possible to avoid being stranded.
Change the Oil
Did you know cold weather can also thicken motor oil? This can do a number on your engine by preventing the different engine parts from being properly lubricated.
Keep an Eye on Coolant
When you mix antifreeze and water, the mixture shouldn’t be any different from 50/50 in order to prevent the water from freezing in drastically cold temperatures.
Replace Wiper Blades
Even if there’s no snow sticking on the ground, any kind of precipitation like flurries or rain can decrease your visibility, so make sure you’re replacing your wiper blades routinely.
Cold weather car problems can be avoided by having routine checkups and sticking to regular vehicle maintenance schedules. If you need more information, stop by our service department at Gossett Kia today.