Protecting Your Car Against Cold Weather

Protecting Your Car Against Cold Weather

The winter months have arrived, and with it, comes the bitter cold. Extreme cold temperatures can make a lot of aspects of life more difficult. One of the issues that cold weather can create is problems with your vehicle. Let’s face it, in today’s world a car is a very important thing to have. For most of us, it gets us to work and anywhere else that we need to go and ensures that we get there promptly. So, when things go wrong with your car, things begin to become more difficult in other aspects of your life. The Schafer Law Office is here to help you be better prepared for the cold weather and the issues it can bring about with your vehicle.

How to Guard Against the Cold

There are a number of ways that extreme cold and affect your vehicle. Some ways that frigid weather can hurt your car include:

  • It can kill your car’s battery. If your battery is near the end of life, the cold weather can put it out of its misery. Before the cold weather hits, get your battery tested to prevent this from happening.

  • Fluids needed for your car to run will thicken. Make sure you check all of the fluids in your car and make sure they are at the correct levels.

  • Your tire pressure will drop. This can result in flat or blown tires. When the weather drops, make sure your tire pressure remains at the correct level.

  • Warming your car for too long results in buildup forming on your spark plugs. Nobody likes getting into a freezing cold car in the morning, but idling your car for too long can take a toll on your spark plugs.

  • Leaving your gas tank too low can cause ice to build in your fuel lines. If you don’t keep enough gas in your car, moist air in your tank can crystallize and freeze in your fuel lines.

  • It can cause damage to your windshield wipers. Using the wipers before clearing debris from your windshield can permanently damage the wipers.

The Schafer Law Office’s Take

When winter begins, The Schafer Law Office encourages you to take all of these steps with your car to help you and your family has a safe winter. Failing to do any of these things can result in outcomes that can endanger lives or cost your family a great deal of money. So, if you haven’t taken these precautions yet this winter, please do so as soon as possible.   

 

Michael Schafer
The Personal Injury Attorney for Louisville and Kentucky
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