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10/17/2017
As the cold weather comes in, you need to change how you treat your vehicle to ensure it will endure the new conditions. For tips on the matter, read this post by D&M Marketing, LLC in Covington.  

How to Protect Your Vehicle From the Colder Weather

During the colder months of the year, you take certain precautions to keep yourself and your family healthy. Well, you should do the same thing for your vehicle, as the low temperatures can also influence how it behaves. To help you in this respect, read and follow the post below to keep your vehicle protected from the cold.

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Check the Tires

Between the dead leaves during fall, and the snow during winter, you can bet your tires will be facing a lot of slippery roads during the colder months of the year. For that reason, it is imperative that you get them inspected. A deflated, worn out, or damaged tire can put your life in peril, so make sure they are in the right condition to keep driving you around.

Get the Wipers and Lights Checked

Another change that comes with the colder weather is that the days are darker and shorter. Not only that, but they can be foggy and snowy, as well. While this can make a beautiful image, it can also make seeing and being seen on the road a lot more difficult. To keep that situation from causing a car wreck, get your wipers and lights checked. If they're not in good condition, change them promptly so your vision won't be compromised.

Mind the AC System

While the chillier winds and lower temperatures are to be expected during this time of the year, few people actually enjoy being freezing cold while they are driving around. For that reason, it is necessary that you make sure that the AC system in your vehicle can keep you warm when you're out and about. Plus, you also need the "defrost" option to keep your range of vision intact, so verify that it works.

Refill the Fluids

Your vehicle requires a few different fluids in order to run smoothly and effectively (for example, the synthetic oil, the coolant, the transmission fluid, the windshield wiper fluid, among others). Still, when the temperatures decrease, these fluids can be affected by the new conditions. If you don't want to be stranded on the side of the road thanks to a frozen liquid, have them checked and refilled if necessary.

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Pay Attention to the Battery

Another key component in your vehicle that could be influenced by the changing temperatures is the battery. As you know, the battery is crucial in order to get your vehicle running, so pay attention to it, especially when winter comes around. Check for corrosion and other signs that it's not doing great. Keep in mind that you may need to change it or its spark plugs.

Avoid Warming It Up

Many people think that it's a requirement to warm up the engine for a few minutes before driving away when the weather is cold. However, Popular Mechanics states that it is no longer necessary, and that it may even damage your vehicle if you do it. Instead, they recommend that you move your vehicle but at a lower speed for the first 15 minutes to avoid stressing the engine more than usual.

Gas It Up

As mentioned above, your vehicle requires certain fluids in order to run. But, said fluids can be negatively impacted by low temperatures. Well, the same thing goes for your fuel. The cold can cause it to freeze up and not be as fluid as it should be. For that reason, you should pay extra attention to the fuel gauge, and keep your gas tank at least halfway full at all times to prevent a mishap.

Take It to a Mechanic

Last but not least, make sure to take your vehicle to a mechanic. The consequences of neglecting to do so can be disastrous, especially when it's cold outside. A mechanic will be able to examine the vehicle and guarantee that it will withstand the changing conditions without much problem.

Remember that you can browse AMSOIL's online shop or call D&M Marketing, LLC at (770) 312-7542 to acquire the best products for your vehicle's maintenance, including the most effective synthetic oil in Covington.

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