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Car Care During Winter

Winter brings up all sorts of daily challenges like road blockage due to storms and piled high snow you have to shovel from your driveway. It also presents a unique set of challenges when it comes to car care. Keeping your car running in peak condition during winter months can be extremely difficult. Exteriors and interiors of cars can become heavily affected by the natural elements, especially during winter time. Below are some great tips to help keep your car running smoothly and safely all winter long!

First things first, the battery. Cold weather can really drain a battery, even a good one, it’s just the facts of life. Not to mention having to run your heat the entire time you’re in your car doesn’t help either. As we all know a battery is necessary for getting your car to start however it also stabilizes, filters, and helps start the headlights in your car. It’s a vital part of the whole operation and because of that it needs to be taken care of! Be extra vigilant about turning off your interior and exterior car lights as a battery will drain faster in the cold weather. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to go ahead and get a new car battery before winter even hits!

Of course another key component to road and vehicle safety during cold weather winter months is the upkeep of tires. With weather impacting the safety of the roads you’ll be driving on you definitely want to have the right tires for the situation. Accelerating, turning, braking, all of this can be extremely dangerous with bald or worn out tires. Especially with snow and black ice on the ground! Be sure to inspect your tires for wear and tear before the winter months start to roll in. If you need to get a new set of tires it’s best to go ahead and buy all four at once. This ensures a longer lifespan for the tires.

You’ll also want to keep an extra careful eye on your engine oil. During the winter months motor oil tends to thicken which can make it difficult to start the engine. It’s best to keep your car in a garage during winter to avoid such pitfalls of cold weather. Once you’re sure that your car is safe and ready to take on the cold weather fill it up with family and friends for a great night out. Tickets to amazing and entertaining events like NHL games, concerts, ballet performances and so much more are at StubHub!

Hopefully you’ve learned something new on how to take care of your car during winter.