Winter Car Care Tips

Car Covered In Snow

Seasonal maintenance is necessary to keep your car running as the temperature fluctuates. These winter car care tips ensure that your vehicle is more likely to make it through winter without any major issues.

Battery

A battery needs more juice to start the car during winter because of the lower temperatures. While a weak battery may suffice in warmer weather, it won’t be able to consistently get the car running in cold weather. A voltage test can determine a battery’s health and if it is capable of withstanding the cold. If your battery hasn’t been replaced in three to five years, you may be due for a new one.

Coolant

Coolant, often referred to as antifreeze, keeps the engine from freezing once the temperature drops. Cars with low coolant levels could fail to run properly when the temperature drops. Most professional technicians recommend using a 50/50 mix of water and coolant to further reduce the engine’s freezing point; to have your antifreeze topped up, you need only bring your vehicle into Blackburn CDJR for service.

There are many more considerations to keep in mind this winter, including tires, fluids, windshield wipers, and brakes. To have all of your needs taken care of, stop into Blackburn CDJR!

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