Keep Your Car Cozy This Winter
Winter is here and although most of us are staying warm and cozy at home, with the cold weather upon us, now is the time to start thinking about the maintenance of our vehicles. Without the heating systems in today's modern vehicles, we would all be miserable driving to our destinations. We take for granted the heat in our vehicle that keeps us as warm as our home does in the winter months. Without proper protection and maintenance, our vehicles would not be able to protect us from that cold weather. Here are some important facts to keep in mind:
- Of the utmost importance in the winter months is your radiator. It helps the engine stay at a proper temperature, regardless of the temperature outside. Always make sure your vehicle's coolant is filled properly, if not it can cause your engine to freeze during the worst of dipping temperatures.
- Vehicle batteries can have trouble starting during extreme temperatures. Check the batteries terminals to make sure there is no rust or corrosion. If you have an older battery and the temperatures are dipping, get your battery tested and replace it if it is not in good working order.
- As temperatures rise and fall throughout the day, so does the air pressure in your tires. Especially in cold months, tires tend to lose more air than in winter months. Check your tires during the first cold snap and make sure they are in the range suggested by the manufacturer. This ensures that your tires always make good contact with the road surface and helps ward off uneven wear.
Make it a point to make time for your vehicle during this winter. Besides all of the tips mentioned above, don't forget your windshield wipers! It is important to replace worn wiper blades regularly to maintain good visibility when necessary. Proper maintenance can help ensure you and your vehicle don't get caught out in the cold. You can always call Belden's Automotive & Tires, we are here to help! Find the location nearest you or to schedule your appointment online. Buckle up, Drive safe and Remember at Belden's Automotive & Tires "We Keep You Rolling!"