When the weather gets cold, there are a number of things that can go wrong with your vehicle. Extreme temperatures can negatively affect the mechanical parts of your car in a number of ways, and hazards like bad road conditions and dangerous weather pose a threat to automobiles on the road. Prevent getting stranded in the cold by following these guidelines for servicing your vehicle in the winter.
In the winter, visibility is crucial. Not only do some weather conditions like snow storms make it hard to see, but there’s less daylight. Keeping your headlights clean and making sure all your exterior lights are working is a necessary part of vehicle safety.
Routine oil changes are common sense, but other fluids, like brake fluid, coolant, and wiper fluid, are important, too. Wiper fluid should be swapped for a kind that won’t freeze in the winter, and coolant maintains the temperature of your engine.
Cold temperatures cause your tires to lose their air pressure faster, and improperly inflated tires can have a number of issues, like reduced traction and poor fuel economy. Additionally, make sure your tire tread isn’t too worn to grip the road in icy conditions.
No matter how prepared you are accidents happen. That’s why it’s important for you to keep blankets, water, snacks, flashlights, an extra phone charger, and other necessities in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Keeping your vehicle in shape in the winter time is critical to getting through the cold months safely and effectively. If you have any questions or need help, our service department at Schaumburg Mitsubishi is full of trained professionals who can service your vehicle and answer any question.