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Vital Information to Help Your Vehicle Defeat the Winter

13. Apr 2018 04:03, auautelblog

Everyone know the climate, the season, and the weather is changing. We all recognize that we are leaving the comfort of summer and fall behind, winter is now upon us. From a vehicle standpoint it's certain precautions and steps you must take to protect your vehicle from a harsh cold winter. Majority of the steps in protecting your vehicle from the winter weather can be a do it yourself project, and by doing these steps will enable your vehicle to perform better.




It is a little known fact that in winter weather a vehicle require absolute more power just to start an engine, verse the minimal power it will take to start one in summer weather. First, ensure that the battery connector are tightly fit and clean. Second, make sure the cables that connect to the battery have no wear or tear, including cracks and breaks. Third, make sure the battery are at 12.4 volts at least.




It is always a great idea to change your engine oil and your oil filter at the beginning of the winter. Second, if you live in an area where the winter climate is extreme with below freezing temperatures it is a general idea to use a thinner oil. By doing so that will upgrade your engine protection and vehicle performance in winter weather. Third, synthetic oil should be your choice over conventional motor oil in the winter. Reason being, studies have shown that synthetic oil provide your vehicle with a longer engine life and allow your vehicle to accumulate more miles in between oil changes.




Your vehicle should be equip with tires that are appropriate for the winter Autel MaxiSys MS906TS. This is a serious note for individuals and drivers that live in regions who winter's consist of snow and ice, that might cause extreme cold weather road hazards. If you can't get the appropriate tires for the winter the next solution would be a good pair all-season tires, and always make sure your tires have enough tread. The better your tread in your tires the better your driving performance will be in the winter. Last, make sure your tires are inflated to the correct capacity.




If a vehicle has not been repaired from any recent accidents and have obtain any exterior damage Autel MaxiPRO MP808TS, one should ensure that he or she take care of the repairs before winter sets in. Reason being, winter weather conditions along with the procedures and preparation that cities and towns take to combat the winter condition from it's citizen's on road ways can be harsh to vehicles. For example, the salt that is used on roads will speed up the process of corrosion and rust. Especially in an area where a dent, ding, or extreme vehicle body harm has occurred. I good preventative measure to take is to get a professional vehicle detail wax and polish. This will help to provide extra protection from the elements in a winter environment.




For your vehicle fluids it is always a good idea to check your vehicle owner's manual for your manufacturer's winter recommendations.


Check your anti-freeze coolant. Buy only ethylene glycol-based fluid with low freezing and high boiling points.


Make sure you have an emergency kit with the bare minimal of heavy duty jumper cables, road flares, flashlights, etc.


Check your heater and defroster. This is especially important so your windshield will not become fogged.


Make sure your lights are working properly. During winter weather condition's you can encounter blizzards, storms, freezing rain, etc. So it will be great if you can see and others can see you while driving on the road.


Always check your muffler and tail pipe for carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon monoxide leaks should not occur or be released into your vehicle no matter what season it is. However, this is really very important in the winter season when the windows of a car are usually up.


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