Winter Car Tips

Darrah Maher

The winter is notorious for a lot of things, including car problems. I can vouch for this. When it’s below 30 degrees and I don’t let my car warm up for at least 5 minutes, it dies as soon as I start driving. In order to keep your car in good shape, follow these tips this winter!

1. You are supposed to replace your windshield wipers at least once a year. Make sure that these are up to date for the winter in order to fight through the snow and ice. Also, be sure you turn the wipers all the way off when you park. If you don’t, it can burn out your motor because the wipers are trying so hard to fight the ice.
2. Keep your tire pressure in check. For every drop of 10 degrees Fahrenheit, tires lose a pound of pressure.
3. Wax your headlights. The winter is gloomy, and every bit of light from your headlights will help keep you safe.
4. Let your car warm up before you drive it. This helps the engine, and you won’t have to spend extra time scraping the ice off your windshield. Plus, your car will be warm when you get in.
5. Check your defrosting unit. If your windshield gets too foggy, check your defrosting unit. If you still have this problem, have your car checked for air leaks around the doors and windows.

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