16 Aug

Car Maintenance for Cold Weather

Whether you’re traveling to colder places or live in these areas, it is important to take action when protecting your car from winter climates. We recommend a few precautions for less complications and more time on the road.

Check Fluids

To keep your engine from overheating, it is essential to check your antifreeze (coolant) level. Using your car owner’s manual, this fluid, usually mixed with distilled water, is simple to check. If too much water is mixed in, the coolant is at risk of freezing. We also strongly suggest checking brake fluid, engine oil, and automatic transmission fluid to keep your car running smoothly.

Test Your Battery

With extreme cold, car battery capacity decreases significantly and is a top reason for roadside assistance calls. To avoid this, we recommend getting your battery tested by a mechanic and getting it replaced every 3-5 years.

No Idling

As a common myth, drivers have been told to warm up their car in the winter by idling for an extended period of time. However, for modern cars, it is best to idle for less than a minute and ease into driving to warm up the car. Idling is known to waste gasoline and put unnecessary stress on the engine.

Wash Your Car

Cold weather and snow bring harsh elements like road salt that can cause damage to the exterior of your car. Wipe New Original can protect your car from road salt and restores your trim to give you the that shiny, new look.

Check Windshield Wipers

For winter storms, having visibility is extremely important. When temperatures drop, it is easy for windshield wipers to crack, so look out for this. Wipers should be replaced annually. Windshield wiper fluid is just as important for visibility. Because windshield wiper fluid is known to freeze, we suggest considering winter-specific fluid.

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