Winter can present a brutal collection of circumstances for a vehicle. Between freezing temperatures, ice, and travel requirements, the season can put any vehicle through the ringer. To avoid spoiling the fun of the season, make sure you’ve attended to these winter car tips.
Check Your Battery
A dead battery has provided the source for countless episodes of stress and worry. The last thing you want is for your battery to die the morning of a big trip, or before you head to work. Though you cannot check the actual effectiveness of your battery, you can keep replacement records so you know its approximate age. When the lifespan of your battery has come and gone, go ahead and have it replaced.
Check Your Tires
Winter demands the best of your tires. Before the season begins in earnest, check your treads for signs of developed or uneven wear. You should also check the sidewalls for any damage, and confirm appropriate levels of tire pressure on a monthly basis.
A bottle of deicer added to your fuel tank once a month or so can save you a heap of trouble. In extremely cold temperatures, moisture in your fuel lines can freeze. Deicer helps prevent this circumstance. You can also ensure the proper function of your fuel lines through keeping your tank close to full.
As the cold season approaches, German Performance can help you accomplish any winter car tips in Atascadero and Paso Robles, CA. To learn more or schedule any service needs whatsoever, give us a call today at 805-466-3236.