How to Winterize Your Car

How to Winterize Your Car

The subzero temperatures of winter can wreak havoc on our vehicles; here’s how you can best protect them. 

Winter driving conditions can be hazardous due to the snow and ice on the road. While knowing how to drive safely during these winter months is important, it’s equally important that you prepare your car for the punishing conditions of winter driving. The freezing temperatures, the salty roads, and more are all risks that can ruin your vehicle without you ever being involved in a traffic accident. Here are great tips to help you winterize your car.

Tips to Winterize Your Car

  1. Winter Wipers
    These come equipped with rubber that keeps ice from freezing onto the blades. Just make sure that you remove them when the ice melts and spring comes around. This is because these wipers are heavy and could burn out the windshield wiper motor.
  2. Maintain Tire Pressure
    The ideal gas law states that as the temperature decreases the pressure will decrease as well; this applies to atmospheric pressure, tires, and even footballs. Make sure to keep your tire pressure at your car’s optimal level.  (You can check the owner’s manual to find out your PSI range.)
  3. Service Your Vehicle (Regularly)
    When you get your car serviced for the winter, make sure the technician checks and double-checks the battery and charging system and the antifreeze and cooling system.
  4. Keep the Gas Tank 1/2 Full
    A half tank of gas at all times can prevent the gas line from freezing and, if you’re ever stranded, your engine may be the only thing that can keep you warm until help arrives.

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